New Research: How Plugging Abandoned Wells Can Create Jobs and Reduce Emissions
The Future of America's Public Lands, with Senator Maria Cantwell
Learn the Basics of Energy and Environmental Topics
Our explainer series covers areas like carbon pricing, energy efficiency, renewables, and more
Discover Transformative Research and Policy Ideas
Our latest annual report catalogs exceptional RFF research and policy impact from the past year.
Explore a New Request for Proposals
RFF is soliciting proposals that pursue creative new ideas for retrospective analysis of the benefits and costs of federal regulation.
Resources for the Future improves environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement.
Informing the design and examining the impacts of carbon pricing policies
Evaluating regional forest management policies, considering costs and goals
Future of Power
Conducting research to inform the ongoing transformation and decarbonization of the electricity sector
Oil and Gas
Exploring the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of oil and gas development
Social Cost of Carbon
Improving the science behind estimating the social cost of carbon
Informing effective water management policies, from water rights to quality
RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics & the Environment
The Institute is a central focal point for research and policy solutions within Europe.
We're working with NASA to quantify the benefits of Earth observations.
Environment for Development
Our partnership with leading institutions in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America is helping to build local capacity in environmental economics.
Published since 1959, Resources publishes breakthrough environmental, energy, and natural resource ideas.
Issue 204: Looking Back at 50 Years of the Clean Air Act of 1970
Issue 204 of RFF's Resources magazine recognizes the 50th anniversary of the 1970 Clean Air Act amendments, the 50th year of celebrating Earth Day, and the 50th birthday of the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Common Resources — Jul 24, 2020
The Trump Administration’s Regulatory Repeal Agenda Faces Another Setback. How did the Court do on Its Economics?
RFF Senior Fellow Alan Krupnick assesses the economic foundations of a recent court ruling that reversed a rule related to methane emissions on public lands.
Resources Radio — Jul 21, 2020
Getting Filled In on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, with Annalise Blum
Annalise Blum discusses the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a massive hydropower project that has amplified tensions between Egypt and Ethiopia.