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Resources for the Future conducts rigorous economic research and objective analysis to help leaders craft smarter policies about natural resources, energy, and the environment.

RFF is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that conducts independent research - rooted primarily in economics and other social sciences - on environmental, energy, natural resources, and environmental health issues.

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RFF's blog provides policy-relevant commentary on the latest research, analysis, and debates surrounding environmental and natural resource policy issues.


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  • Upcoming Webinar

    Companies and Internal Carbon Pricing: Hedging Risk in the United States and Europe

    Apr 6, 2017 10:00 AM EDT

    Experts at Ecofys, RFF, CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), and other organizations are analyzing how internal carbon prices are developed and used to hedge the risks of future climate change policies and spur carbon mitigation and technology innovation.

  • Upcoming Seminar

    A Conversation with Marcus Peacock

    Apr 5, 2017 9:00 AM EDT

    Join RFF for a conversation with Marcus Peacock, a distinguished research professor at George Washington University’s Regulatory Study Center. He is currently serving temporarily as a senior advisor to US Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.

  • Past Webinar

    An Emissions Containment Reserve for RGGI: How Might It Work?

    Feb 7, 2017 Video

    This webinar brought together experts and representatives from states, electric generators, academia, and nongovernmental organizations to consider this new approach for ensuring that the RGGI emissions trading program functions as designed and examine the finer points of how such a reserve might work and be implemented.