Future of Power
Substantial reduction of US greenhouse gas emissions will require widespread decarbonization of the power sector and the economy. Experts at RFF are undertaking research and policy engagement activities that holistically evaluate market designs and local, state, and federal policies to facilitate a smooth transition to a decarbonized power sector.
Clean Power Plan
Analyzing policy solutions for states to achieve compliance
Electricity Markets and Regulation
Exploring how these markets respond to uncertainties
Examining policies to help close the existing energy efficiency gap
Evaluating the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of clean energy policies
Working Paper — Jul 5, 2018
Retirements and Funerals: The Emission, Mortality, and Coal-Mine Employment Effects of a Two-Year Delay in Coal and Nuclear Power Plant Retirements
A leaked US government memo proposes preventing the scheduled retirement of coal and nuclear power plants for two years. Using a detailed simulation model, we estimate the effects of such a policy on emissions, mortality, and coal-mine jobs.
Working Paper — Nov 29, 2018
The Welfare Costs of Misaligned Incentives: Energy Inefficiency and the Principal-Agent Problem
I measure the welfare costs of the principal-agent problem in the context of an energy efficiency appliance upgrade program. I find that the principal-agent problem turns an otherwise welfare-increasing program into a welfare-reducing program.
Issue Brief — Jan 24, 2019
Clean Energy Standards
Exploring the options available for policymakers to implement a CES at the state or federal level.
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.
Workshops & Seminars — Dec 3, 2018
New Research Questions on Electricity, Transportation, and Carbon Markets: What Stands in the Way Becomes the Way
Press Release — Jul 22, 2019
New Issue Brief from Burtraw & Keyes Critiques Affordable Clean Energy Rule
A new issue brief by RFF's Dallas Burtraw and Amelia Keyes identifies and explains 10 flaws in the ACE Rule.
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.
Media Highlight — Jul 2, 2019
"What Will Our 2040 Energy Future Look Like?"
Forbes published an article covering the release of RFF's "Global Energy Outlook 2019" report.