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Resources for the Future (RFF) improves environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement.

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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  • Past Seminar

    What Does Repeal of the Clean Power Plan Mean for Future Climate and Energy Policies?

    Dec 13, 2017 Video

    The Trump administration’s move to repeal the Clean Power Plan includes a revised estimate of the social cost of carbon as well as different approaches for considering ancillary public health benefits and the savings from improved fuel efficiency. This RFF seminar explores the implications of these revisions for the Clean Power Plan itself and for potential future energy and climate policies.

  • Past Seminar

    New Realities for US Energy Security

    Nov 30, 2017 Video

    This RFF seminar opened with brief remarks by RFF Senior Fellow Richard Morgenstern, followed by a presentation from Howard Gruenspecht (formerly of the US Energy Information Administration and Department of Energy) on the economic and political factors that have led to a very different oil security picture than the country faced decades ago.

  • Past Seminar

    The Future of Agriculture: Rebounding Nature

    Nov 23, 2017

    The National Museum of Natural History and Resources for the Future invite you to join Jesse Ausubel, Director and Senior Research Associate of the Program for the Human Environment at Rockefeller University, for a look into the future as he explores how precision agriculture and better sources of food and fuel can benefit the natural world.