Clean Energy Standards
Clean energy standards offer a technology-neutral approach to reducing carbon emissions in the electricity sector. Experts at RFF are currently working with policymakers to provide economic analysis on potential clean energy standard legislation.
Working Paper — Aug 14, 2019
Jobs and Environmental Regulation
Drawing from both our own recent work and the broader economic literature, we attempt to identify what we know and what we don’t know about the politically important question on the relationship between environmental regulations and jobs.
Working Paper — May 30, 2019
Addressing the Urgency of More Stringent Climate Change Policy
This paper highlights scientific findings and features of the climate system that, together, suggest that the need for stronger policy action to mitigate emissions of carbon dioxide is urgent. It identifies four ways that economists can address this urgency—and the associated costs of delay—in assessing climate policy alternatives.
Issue Brief — May 8, 2019
Projected Effects of the Clean Energy Standard Act of 2019
RFF researchers modeled the effects of Sen. Tina Smith and Rep. Ben Ray Luján's Clean Energy Standard Act of 2019, which would require retail electricity suppliers to sell an increasing amount of clean energy over time.
Press Release — Aug 14, 2019
New Research from Hafstead and Williams on Jobs and Environmental Regulations
Marc Hafstead and Roberton Williams reveal six key takeaways from recent research on jobs and environmental regulations..
Press Release — May 30, 2019
New Paper on Addressing the Urgency of More Stringent Climate Change Policy
A paper by Lawrence H. Goulder explores how economists can address climate change by integrating considerations of urgency in their analyses.
Media Highlight — May 9, 2019