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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

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Supporting Communities with the Build Back Better Act

Daniel Raimi

Sept. 16, 2021

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

Benjamin Leard, Joshua Linn, and Virginia McConnell

Sept. 8, 2021

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A Blueprint for Coastal Adaptation: Preserving Insurance at the Coast

Carolyn Kousky

Sept. 2, 2021

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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

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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

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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

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

Allen Blackman and Randall Bluffstone

June 21, 2021

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The Role of Federal Subsidies in Decarbonizing the Transportation Sector

Joshua Linn and Wesley Look

June 15, 2021

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

Cole Martin

June 10, 2021

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How Much Will People Drive This Summer—and Beyond?

Joshua Linn

June 3, 2021

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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

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Reforms to Federal Permitting Can Speed Solar Energy Deployment

Arthur G. Fraas

May 12, 2021

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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

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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