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What Should Federal Agencies Assume for How Much Consumers Are Willing to Pay for Fuel Cost Savings?

Kevin Ankney, Benjamin Leard, Joshua Linn, and Virginia McConnell

Sept. 22, 2021

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Under Construction: The Build Back Better Act

Kathryne Cleary, Marc Hafstead, Alan Krupnick, Joshua Linn, Wesley Look, Karen Palmer, Daniel Raimi, Kevin Rennert, Nicholas Roy, and Matthew Wibbenmeyer

Sept. 16, 2021


Supporting Communities with the Build Back Better Act

Daniel Raimi

Sept. 16, 2021


How Much and How Quickly Will Biden’s Proposed Fuel Economy Standards Reduce Emissions?

Benjamin Leard, Joshua Linn, and Virginia McConnell

Sept. 8, 2021


A Blueprint for Coastal Adaptation: Preserving Insurance at the Coast

Carolyn Kousky

Sept. 2, 2021


The Right Policies Can Incentivize Cleaner “Blue” Hydrogen

Jay Bartlett and Alan Krupnick

Aug. 27, 2021

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The INVEST in America Act: A Modest First Step to Addressing the Orphaned Wells Problem

Daniel Raimi

Aug. 12, 2021


Celebrating Parks and Recreation Month with Resources for the Future

Resources Editorial Team

Aug. 3, 2021

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Border Carbon Adjustments: How to Implement in Countries That Don’t Have a Carbon Price

Erin Campbell and William Pizer

July 29, 2021


Rising Income, Rising Emissions: Projections for Future Vehicle Demand in China

Anne McDarris and Zack Blumberg

July 8, 2021

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Empowering American Landowners with Carbon Credits

Ann Bartuska

July 7, 2021


Empowering Local Communities to Manage Their Forests: Nine New Studies Examine the Ecological and Socioeconomic Effects

Allen Blackman and Randall Bluffstone

June 21, 2021


The Role of Federal Subsidies in Decarbonizing the Transportation Sector

Joshua Linn and Wesley Look

June 15, 2021


While Corporate Support for Carbon Pricing Grows, Political Enthusiasm Remains Uncertain

Cole Martin

June 10, 2021


How Much Will People Drive This Summer—and Beyond?

Joshua Linn

June 3, 2021


Cofiring at Coal Plants: A Cautious but Effective Regulatory Approach to Power Sector Emissions

Maya Domeshek

June 1, 2021

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Highways in the Sky: RFF’s Policy Leadership Series

Scott Kirby, Richard G. Newell, and Elizabeth Wason

May 27, 2021


Reforms to Federal Permitting Can Speed Solar Energy Deployment

Arthur G. Fraas

May 12, 2021


Can the United States Reach New Climate Goals Set by the Biden Administration?

Lauren Dunlap

May 4, 2021

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Electric Vehicles and Equity: How Would Aiming Subsidies at Lower-Income Households Affect Vehicle Sales?

Joshua Linn

May 3, 2021

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Protecting Public Lands: RFF’s Policy Leadership Series

Sally Jewell, Richard G. Newell, and Elizabeth Wason

April 29, 2021


Can Timber Extraction Permits Help Conserve Tropical Forests?

Allen Blackman and Laura Villalobos Fiatt

April 28, 2021

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Celebrating Earth Day in 2021

Richard G. Newell

April 22, 2021

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Waiting for Clarity: Carbon-Pricing Policy Can Reduce Uncertainty and Stimulate Private Investment

Karen Palmer

April 19, 2021