The 2020 Climate Policy No One is Talking About
An opinion piece in the Washington Examiner pulls heavily from RFF's work on advanced energy technologies to argue in favor of energy investment measures.
"As the reconciliation package finds itself bogged down in congressional gridlock, a rather anonymous piece of legislation from last December is already doing some of the heavy climate lifting. A recent study from the think tank Resources for the Future predicts that the landmark Energy Act of 2020 could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 2,500 million metric tons, or half a billion cars , by 2040. Haven’t heard of it? I’m not surprised."
Daniel Shawhan is a fellow at RFF. His research focuses on predicting and estimating the effects of electricity policies, including environmental ones.
Christoph Funke is a research assistant at RFF. His research aims to understand the effects of government policies and innovation on the electricity sector.