Marketplace: "Flood Insurance Program Updates Hit Homeowners Hard"
RFF Fellow Penny Liao is quoted in a highly syndicated piece about rising flood insurance costs.
“Some people living in inland areas could also see their rates go up,” said Penny Liao, an environmental economist at Resources for the Future...
In certain ways, Liao says the new pricing system may be fairer. The old rates didn’t take into account how much a home was worth or what it would cost to rebuild if it was destroyed by a flood.
Now, “lower-value homeowners are no longer subsidizing some of these higher-value homes,” she said.
On the Issues — Feb 23, 2024
On the Issues: Housing Policy, Dam Removals, and More
A biweekly newsletter connecting global current events, pressing climate and energy policy news, and economics research from RFF scholars. This week: housing policy, dam removals, and more.
Resources Radio — Feb 13, 2024
Our Homes and Our Climate, with Carlos Martín
Carlos Martín discusses the importance of housing issues in environmental policy, climate resilience, and decarbonization in the United States. He describes the challenges of balancing climate adaptation in residential communities with necessary investmen
Media Highlight — Feb 5, 2024
Smithsonian Magazine: “Six Big Ways Climate Change Could Impact the United States by 2100”
RFF Fellow Matthew Wibbenmeyer comments on the threat of climate-driven wildfire.