US Won't Hit Paris Goals Through Infrastructure Deal Alone
E&E News quotes RFF President and CEO in a story about the implications of the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
“I think the infrastructure bill provides investments that are critical enablers of a key energy transition,” said Richard Newell, CEO of Resources for the Future, an environmental think tank. “They are like a foundation, but they are not the house. The rest of the house needs to be built through different policies, which is why there has been a lot of importance put on the reconciliation bill.”
Richard G. Newell
President and CEO, Resources for the Future
Dr. Richard G. Newell is the President and CEO of Resources for the Future. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the administrator of the US Energy Information Administration, the agency responsible for official US government energy statistics and analysis.
RFF Live — Feb 15, 2023
Exploring the New Baseline for Electricity in the Presence of the Inflation Reduction Act
On Feb 15, tune in as experts explore the future of electricity under the Inflation Reduction Act and other recent climate policy packages.
Report — Jan 30, 2023
Policies on the Road to Carbon Neutrality in the Intermountain West
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Climate Policy in the Courts
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On the Issues — Jan 20, 2023
On the Issues: Big Decisions in 2023, Benefits of Electric Vehicles, and More
A biweekly newsletter connecting global current events, pressing climate and energy policy news, and economics research from RFF scholars. This week: big decisions in 2023, benefits of electric vehicles, and more.