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.
Workshops & Seminars — Dec 3, 2018
New Research Questions on Electricity, Transportation, and Carbon Markets: What Stands in the Way Becomes the Way
Workshops & Seminars — Nov 30, 2018
The Road Ahead
Rewatch our event on the next generation of energy and climate policies.
Conferences & Panels — Nov 29, 2018
Energy Research Insights for Decisionmaking
Resources for the Future and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation host the Energy Research Insights for Decisionmaking conference in Washington, DC.
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