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Disclosing Wildfire Risks in Home Sales

Emily Joiner, Lala Ma, Margaret A. Walls, Matthew Wibbenmeyer, and Connor Lennon

June 1, 2023


Presenting RFF Data Commons: A Way to Tell Accessible Stories with Data

Hannah Druckenmiller and Matthew Wibbenmeyer

May 10, 2023


Looking Back to Assess How Well Environmental Regulations Work

Arthur G. Fraas and Richard D. Morgenstern

May 10, 2023


Climate-Smart Economies: Coordinating Economic Development with Resilience Planning

Sophie Pesek, Yanjun (Penny) Liao, and Margaret A. Walls

May 4, 2023


Why Are Electric Truck Prices So High?

Beia Spiller

May 3, 2023


The Climate Challenge Demands a Shift to Electric Vehicles—But How Will We Fund Road Infrastructure?

Daniel Raimi

April 13, 2023


Takeaways from the New Federal Guidance on the Tax Credit for Energy Communities

Daniel Raimi

April 7, 2023


Can State-Level Regulations Help Reduce National Emissions from Passenger Vehicles?

Joshua Linn

April 4, 2023


Insights Gained from the Past Decade of Federal Standards for Passenger Vehicle Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Benjamin Leard, Joshua Linn, and Katalin Springel

March 30, 2023


Looking at Environmental and Natural Resource Economics through the Lens of Racial Equity

Amy Ando, Titus Awokuse, Jimena González Ramírez, Sumeet Gulati, Sarah Jacobson, Dale Manning, Samuel Stolper, and Matt Fleck

March 29, 2023

Decarbonization of the Intermountain West

Policies in Play for the Decarbonization of the Intermountain West Region of the United States

Alan Krupnick, Daniel Raimi, Wesley Look, and Jhih-Shyang Shih

March 22, 2023

Industrial Hydrogen

The Trade-Off between Costs and Emissions for the Hydrogen Tax Credit

Aaron Bergman

March 21, 2023


How Do Wildfires Affect Local Economies?

Margaret A. Walls and Matthew Wibbenmeyer

March 16, 2023

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New from Resources for the Future: The Carbon Scoring Project

Kevin Rennert and Aaron Bergman

March 16, 2023

Milton Russell Remembrance

Remembering Milton Russell

Michael A. Toman

March 13, 2023

Targeted Regulation Can Reduce the Frequency of High-Ozone Events

Targeted Regulation Can Reduce the Frequency of High-Ozone Events

Christopher Holt and Joshua Linn

March 6, 2023

Flooding and Natural Disasters in Florida

Flood Bubble: How Housing Markets Underestimate Climate Change

Yanjun (Penny) Liao and Matt Fleck

Feb. 16, 2023


Hydrogen Hubs: How Is the US Department of Energy Picking Winners (and Losers)?

Lucie Bioret, Yuqi Zhu, and Alan Krupnick

Feb. 9, 2023

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Hydrogen Hubs: Get to Know the Encouraged Applicants

Lucie Bioret, Yuqi Zhu, and Alan Krupnick

Feb. 7, 2023

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Climate Policy in the Courts

Jeffrey R. Holmstead and Robert Stavins

Jan. 30, 2023

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What Forces Will Shape Energy and the Environment in 2023?

Matt Fleck

Jan. 20, 2023

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What Are the Benefits of Electric Vehicles for Climate, Air Pollution, and Health?

Joshua Linn and Daniel Shawhan

Jan. 3, 2023

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RFF’s Top Stories of 2022

Resources Staff

Dec. 21, 2022

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RFF at 70: From Resource Economics to a Net-Zero Economy

Richard G. Newell

Dec. 15, 2022