Visualizing the Climate Stakes of Build Back Better's Downfall

The Axios Generate newsletter references RFF modeling in a piece about the Build Back Better Act's potential emissions reduction potential.

View on Axios website


Dec. 21, 2021

News Type

Media Highlight



"The big picture: The REPEAT analysis is among several — like this via the World Resources Institute — that see the legislation giving the U.S. a quick and hard shove toward its 2030 goal and Biden's midcentury net-zero target.

The nonpartisan think tank Resources For the Future estimates that under existing policies, U.S. economy-wide emissions only get about halfway toward the 2030 target.

Climate scientists say steeper cuts are needed, pointing to a year filled with unprecedented extreme weather events that are likely to worsen as warming continues."

Related Content