Energy and Climate
Our Energy and Climate Program works to advance reliable, clean energy and reduce carbon emissions, while balancing the need for economic advancement.
Analyzing policies to monitor and improve air quality
Informing the design and examining the impacts of carbon pricing
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
Understanding the costs, benefits, and consequences of transportation policies
Journal Article — May 21, 2019
Impacts of a Carbon Tax across Us Household Income Groups: What Are the Equity-Efficiency Trade-Offs?
This paper assesses the impacts across US household income groups of carbon taxes of various designs.
Journal Article — May 15, 2019
The Unconventional Oil Supply Boom: Aggregate Price Response from Microdata
An analysis of the price responsiveness of US conventional and unconventional oil supply across three key stages of oil production: drilling, completion, and production.
Report — May 15, 2019
State Policy Options to Price Carbon from Electricity
Thirteen states have (or are on the verge of having) carbon pricing implemented as cap and trade. New modeling examines the expansion of carbon pricing in the electricity sector in six additional states. We find low costs and significant opportunity.
Conferences & Panels — Jun 10, 2019
Lessons from the Clean Air Act
Join us on Monday, June 10, for the launch and discussion of a new book from the AAAS on the Clean Air Act
RFF Live — Mar 28, 2019
Putting a Price on Carbon, with Sen. Van Hollen and Rep. Beyer
Unpacking elements of the proposed cap and dividend legislation and the landscape for a carbon pricing policy
Workshops & Seminars — Mar 14, 2019
Economic Volatility in Oil Producing Regions: Exploring Impacts and Public Policy Responses
Examining regional impacts of oil volatility and potential avenues for federal intervention to support producing communities
Press Release — May 21, 2019
New Episode of Resources Radio on How the Trump Administration’s ACE Rule Affects Emissions
Press Release — May 15, 2019
New Report on State Policy Options to Price Carbon from Electricity
Press Release — May 8, 2019