Today, Resources for the Future (RFF) released the first installment of our Federal Climate Policy Toolkit, Federal Climate Policy 101: Reducing Emissions, written by RFF President and CEO Richard G. Newell.
The new explainer series will illustrate federal climate policy options by economic sector, covering several of the primary tools the Biden administration and the 117th Congress may implement to combat climate change.
The new series will include eight explainers, each one written by a different RFF expert and covering both proposed and enacted federal climate policies for a specific sector. Beginning with today’s overview, a new explainer will be released every Wednesday until late April. Future explainers in the series will examine the following topics:
- Economy-Wide Policy
- The Power Sector
- The Transportation Sector
- The Industrial Sector
- The Buildings Sector
- Land Use, Forestry, and Agriculture
- The Oil and Gas Sector
RFF’s explainers are geared towards non-academics and break down complicated subjects into easy-to-understand pieces. Written by RFF experts, these popular writeups give key context to the concepts underpinning RFF’s research. Past explainers have covered subjects ranging from carbon pricing to forest bioenergy to the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Visit our explainer page to read our published pieces. The page will be updated each Wednesday with a new Federal Climate Policy explainer.
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