What Is An "Energy Community"? Alternative Approaches for Geographically Targeted Energy Policy
To the Department of the Treasury on the interpretation of the definition of an "energy community" in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act.
The attached report reflects three alternative interpretations of the "energy communities" provision of the IRA. It is based on our research experience and has been informed by conversations with experts in government, academia, and private industry. In addition to the three interpretations of the IRA, we include a novel definition of "energy communities" that is not based on the language in the IRA, but instead offers our best attempt to define "energy communities" for the purpose of future policymaking
Sophie Pesek is a research analyst for the Climate Risks and Impacts and Adaptation and Resilience programs at RFF.
Testimony and Public Comments — Dec 1, 2022
Comments to Treasury on Clean Hydrogen Credits
To the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service on the 45V clean hydrogen tax credit.
Resources Radio — Nov 29, 2022
Overcoming Obstacles in the Mid-Transition to Clean Energy, with Emily Grubert
Emily Grubert discusses challenges in the period of the clean energy transition when both fossil fuels and clean energy infrastructure may be needed.
Resources Radio — Nov 22, 2022
One Rural Community’s Uncertain Energy Future, with Kelli Roemer
Kelli Roemer discusses the history of coal dependence in a small town in Montana and how local stakeholders are preparing for a future without coal.