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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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Highlighting RFF research along with new, policy-relevant insights and debates, RFF's blog is the place to find the latest and covers all of the environmental, resource, and economic policy research areas in the RFF portfolio.


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  • Upcoming Policy Leadership Forum

    A Conversation with the Premier of Québec, Philippe Couillard

    Feb 19, 2016 12:45 PM EST

    Please join Resources for the Future for a conversation between RFF President Phil Sharp and the Premier of Québec, Mr. Philippe Couillard, as they discuss critical environmental and energy issues facing North America.

  • Past Seminar

    The Impact of the Clean Power Plan: Modeling for Strategic Insights

    Feb 11, 2016 Video

    The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan—the first national standard to target carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the electric power sector—is intended to reduce emissions 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. However, industry leaders, policymakers, and the public still have questions about how the Clean Power Plan will impact the mix of power generation, the interconnected grid, cross-state electricity markets, and how consumers use electricity.

  • Past Seminar

    Improving the Federal Response to Western Drought

    Feb 3, 2016 Video

    Experts discuss the role of the federal government in western water and drought management, with a focus on how it can strengthen its partnership with states to better manage drought today and in a warmer, possibly drier, future.