Washington Post: "States Will Play Key Role in Implementing Climate Law"
A newsletter analysis of a new Energy Innovation paper mentions related research conducted by RFF on the Inflation Reduction Act's effects on the economy and the environment.
The paper from Energy Innovation, a San Francisco-based climate think tank, focused on the clean energy incentives in the sweeping climate measure known as the Inflation Reduction Act.
- The authors noted that at least four institutions — the research firm Rhodium Group, the think tank Resources for the Future, Princeton University and Energy Innovation — have modeled the law's impacts.
- The four modeling teams generally agree that the United States could reach 73 to 76 percent clean electricity by 2030 and could reduce electricity-sector emissions 67 to 78 percent by 2030 relative to 2005 levels.
Senior Research Analyst
Nicholas Roy is a senior research analyst at Resources for the Future, where he analyzes policies that include clean energy tax credits, renewable energy standards, and emissions pricing.
Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow
Dallas Burtraw is the Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow at RFF. Burtraw’s research includes analysis of the distributional and regional consequences of climate policy and the evolution of electricity markets, including renewables integration.
Karen Palmer is a senior fellow at Resources for the Future and an expert on the economics of environmental, climate and public utility regulation of the electric power sector.
Kevin Rennert is a fellow at RFF. He also serves as director of the Comprehensive Climate Strategies Program and the Federal Climate Policy Initiative.
Report — Oct 7, 2022
Beyond Clean Energy: The Financial Incidence and Health Effects of the IRA
This RFF report examines the emissions, health, and financial impacts of the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), finding that the law will unlock a new reality for the electricity grid and households in America.
Press Release — Oct 7, 2022
Benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act on Public Health, Emissions, and More Outweigh Costs, New Research Finds
A new study from scholars at Resources for the Future finds that the Inflation Reduction Act, which was signed into law in August 2022, will create myriad net benefits for Americans through reductions in premature deaths, pollutant emissions, electricity
Working Paper — Nov 20, 2023
Daily Temperature and Sales of Energy-using Durables
This working paper from the European Institute on Economics and the Environment examines whether temperature and other weather variables affect sales of dryers and air conditioning units.
Report — Nov 16, 2023
Tracking and Evaluation of Research, Development, and Demonstration Programs at the US Department of Energy
This report builds on a May 2023 RFF workshop that sourced experiences with and proposed best practices for developing the US Department of Energy's research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) capacity.