Advancing a Healthy Environment and a Thriving Economy
Watch Now—Policy Leadership Series with FERC Commissioner Allison Clements
A conversation about grid modernization, environmental justice, and the Biden administration's clean energy agenda.
Is There a Trade-Off Between Equity and Effectiveness for Electric Vehicle Subsidies?
A new analysis shows that subsidies for electric vehicles are more cost-effective and equitable if the subsidies are aimed at lower incomes.
Conducting research to inform the ongoing transformation and decarbonization of the electricity sector.
Understanding the costs, benefits, and consequences of transportation policies.
Industry and Fuels
Solutions to decarbonize industry and transition away from fossil fuels.
Land Use, Forestry, and Agriculture
Examining the way natural, agricultural, and urban land is used and managed.
Comprehensive Climate Strategies
Generating ideas to drive emissions reductions efficiently and equitably.
Climate Risks and Impacts
Analyzing risk and measuring impacts to inform critical climate decisions.
Adaptation and Resilience
Building resilience and adapting to a changing world.
Federal Climate Policy
Using the best-available data to inform US federal action to address climate change.
International Climate Policy
Providing global analysis and policy solutions needed to achieve ambitious climate targets.
Examining the design and implications of carbon pricing policies for the economy and the environment
Equity in the Energy Transition
Exploring solutions to the challenges raised by a transition away from fossil fuels.
Climate Finance and Financial Risk
Improving the measurement and modeling of climate risks to financial markets.
Informing decisionmaking that takes environmental and social justice into account.
Earth Observations for Policy
Remote-sensing data can inform policy and other decisionmaking.
Social Cost of Carbon
Improving the science behind estimating the social cost of carbon and other greenhouse gases.
Examining how humans interact with natural resources, from species to water.
Watch Now | FERC Commissioner Allison Clements at RFF
At this Policy Leadership Series event, Commissioner Clements discussed grid resilience and modernization, environmental justice and equity, the Biden administration's clean energy agenda, and more.
Watch Now | Environmental Justice: Research and Community Partnerships
RFF and the Urban Institute hosted a webinar that examined how researchers and environmental justice organizations can work together for equitable solutions to environmental problems.
Sharing Detailed Analysis
RFF has provided crucial modeling support for the development of major clean electricity standard policies, including three recent Congressional proposals.
Delivering Breakthrough Research
As part of a team that made international headlines, RFF's research and modeling on ice sheets found that sea levels may rise in excess of two meters by 2100—double previous estimates.
Informing Key Legislation
RFF expertise helped inform the multibillion-dollar Energy Act of 2020 by demonstrating the benefits of additional funding for advanced energy technologies.
Working with Decisionmakers
In collaboration with NASA, RFF research showed that twice as many Americans as previously thought live in areas that do not meet national air quality standards.
Enabling Equity and Fairness
RFF's research on enabling equity in the energy transition helped inform Senate bills that would create jobs and reduce emissions by investing in local economic development and plugging oil and gas wells.
Improving State Policy
RFF provides crucial assistance to states like Colorado where we helped show how to meet emissions targets through the use of flexible cap-and-trade policies.
Stewarding Science-Based Solutions
RFF is leading a global team working to improve the science behind the social cost of carbon—a key metric that governments and businesses use to account for climate change in their actions.
Contributing Our Expertise
RFF's Business Leadership Council convenes corporations and NGOs to share lessons learned in implementing internal corporate carbon pricing strategies.
Resources Magazine, Issue 208: Working Toward a New Social Cost of Carbon
Explore articles from the latest issue of our magazine, or download the full edition.
Resources Radio: Sunken Treasures? Rising Waters and Historic Preservation, with Rodney Rowland
In this episode, host Kristin Hayes talks with Rodney Rowland, the director of facilities and environmental sustainability at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, about the perils of sea level rise in historic preservation efforts.