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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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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 Seminar

    New Realities for US Energy Security

    Nov 30, 2017 12:45 PM EST

    This RFF seminar will open with a presentation from former Department of Energy official Howard Gruenspecht on the economic and political factors that have led to a very different oil security picture than the country faced decades ago.

  • Upcoming Seminar

    The Future of Agriculture: Rebounding Nature

    Nov 23, 2017 6:30 PM EST

    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.

  • Past Seminar

    Solutions for Food Security: Urban Food Hubs

    Nov 6, 2017

    The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and Resources for the Future invite you to join Sabine O’Hara, Dean of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) and Landgrant Programs of the University of the District of Columbia, as she explores the question: can cities contribute to food security and nutritional security?