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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

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Remembering Herman Daly

Michael A. Toman

Dec. 14, 2022

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What Do Hydrogen-Hub Developers and Producers Want? Is the US Department of Energy Meeting Their Needs?

Yuqi Zhu, Aaron Bergman, and Alan Krupnick

Dec. 1, 2022

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COP27 in Context

Robert Stavins and Raymond J. Kopp

Nov. 28, 2022

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Four Issues and Outcomes That Rose to the Top at the COP27 Climate Conference

Richard G. Newell

Nov. 22, 2022

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Geeking Out on Geography: Mapping Policy Scenarios for the Energy Transition

Alexandra Thompson

Nov. 16, 2022


The US Environmental Protection Agency Introduces a New Social Cost of Carbon for Public Comment

Kevin Rennert and Brian C. Prest

Nov. 15, 2022


Remembering Robert C. Mitchell

RFF Staff

Nov. 11, 2022

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What Do Prospective Hydrogen-Hub End Users Want? We’ve Summarized Comments They Submitted to the US Department of Energy

Lucie Bioret, Aaron Bergman, and Alan Krupnick

Nov. 3, 2022

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How Can Hydrogen Producers Show That They Are “Clean”?

Aaron Bergman, Brian C. Prest, and Karen Palmer

Oct. 27, 2022

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Reflecting the Protection of Nature in Insurance

Carolyn Kousky

Oct. 13, 2022