Public News Service: "How Texas Could Benefit from the Inflation Reduction Act"
A story about RFF Fellow Daniel Raimi and Research Analyst Sophie Pesek's work on energy communities is shared across several Texas radio stations.
The country's transition to a net-zero energy system as part of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) aims to speed the clean-energy transition through tax credits and cash rebates for solar panels, electric vehicles, energy efficient appliances, etc. But there's some concern it won't precisely target areas of the country, including those in Texas, most reliant on fossil fuels for jobs, economic activity, and government revenue. Comments from Daniel Raimi, fellow, and Sophie Pesek, research analyst, Resources for the Future.
Report — Nov 1, 2022
What Is An “Energy Community”? Alternative Approaches for Geographically Targeted Energy Policy
We offer an alternative to the definition of an "energy community" outlined in the Inflation Reduction Act, one which would more narrowly target fossil fuel–dependent communities.
Resources Magazine — Oct 4, 2023
Resources for the Future Welcomes Three New Fellows
Resources for the Future welcomes three new fellows to the research team whose work spans electricity markets, international climate policy, state and local policies, and environmental justice: Jenya Kahn-Lang, Milan Elkerbout, and Suzanne Russo.
Media Highlight — Sep 24, 2023
The Hill: “Biden Makes Case That Climate, Labor Interests Can Go Hand in Hand as Auto Strike Fuels Attacks”
A story about the relationship between climate action and jobs quotes RFF Fellow Daniel Raimi, who references his recent work on the labor needs for clean energy.
Resources Radio — Sep 12, 2023
European Perspectives on the Inflation Reduction Act, with Milan Elkerbout
Milan Elkerbout discusses how the European Union has reacted to the Inflation Reduction Act, climate and industrial policies that the European Union has proposed over the past year, and trends in global trade and industrial policy.