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
Working Paper — Jul 18, 2019
Carbon Standards Re-Examined: An Analysis of Potential Emissions Outcomes for the Affordable Clean Energy Rule and the Clean Power Plan
A new analysis calls into question the assumptions and conclusions in EPA’s cost-benefit analysis of the Affordable Clean Energy Rule. They demonstrate that the ACE rule does little to address climate change and is likely to have even greater adverse air quality and health effects in some states than EPA has projected.
Report — Jul 1, 2019
Global Energy Outlook Comparison Methods: 2019 Update
We update a harmonization methodology previously developed in 2015 to facilitate comparisons of long-term global energy projections.
Report — Jul 1, 2019
Global Energy Outlook 2019: The Next Generation of Energy
The Global Energy Outlook (GEO) provides a unique “apples-to-apples” comparison of global energy projections by leading international organizations and corporations.
RFF Live — Jul 1, 2019
The Global Energy Outlook: The Next Generation of Energy
RFF released its 2019 Global Energy Outlook report and launched an interactive web tool, which allows users to visualize, compare, and download harmonized data from each projection.
RFF Live — Jun 27, 2019
CPP vs. ACE: Evaluating the Economic and Legal Impacts
Join RFF Senior Fellow Dallas Burtraw and a panel of experts as they examine the economic and legal implications of the ACE rule.
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
Press Release — Jul 16, 2019
New Episode of Resources Radio on Chernobyl, with Todd Allen
Daniel Raimi and Todd Allen discuss the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster in this episode of Resources Radio.
Press Release — Jul 9, 2019
New Episode of Resources Radio on Economics and Environmental Policy, with Robert Stavins
In this podcast, Robert Stavins explains how economics can be used to create effective policies.
Media Highlight — Jul 8, 2019
"Trump Talks Up ‘America’s Environmental Leadership’ in Climate Speech"
Richard Newell is quoted in a New York Times article on President Trump's environmental speech.