Technological innovations are gradually lowering the costs associated with solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and biomass-derived energies. RFF researchers are evaluating the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of clean energy generation, regulation, and infrastructure policies that countries can use toward their climate targets.
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.
Journal Article — May 1, 2019
US Federal Government Subsidies for Clean Energy: Design Choices and Implications
An overview of clean energy technology subsidies, including major types of subsidies, justifications for and arguments against subsidies, and key design choices.
Report — Apr 23, 2019
The Response of Market and Policy Design to Increasing Shares of Renewables in California and Germany
Read about lessons learned from two leading jurisdictions in transforming electricity systems to accommodate the integration of renewables.
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 28, 2018
Market Design for the Clean Energy Transition
Co-hosted with World Resources Institute.
Workshops & Seminars — Apr 20, 2015
Report Release: China 2050 High Renewable Energy Penetration Scenario and Roadmap Study
RFF hosted Wang Zhongying, director of CNREC, and a panel of experts to present an overview of the "China 2050 High Renewable Energy Penetration Scenario and Roadmap Study