Limiting global climate change will require widespread decarbonization of the power sector and electrification of the economy. RFF's research and policy engagement holistically evaluates market designs and federal, state, and local policies to facilitate a smooth transition to a decarbonized power sector that serves a broad range of sectors and energy needs.
Retail Electricity Rates under the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
Proposed legislation would reduce the average American's electricity bill by $170-$220 a year, RFF research finds.
Advanced Energy Technologies Project
Learn more about the benefits of power sector technology innovation.
Carbon Capture and Storage
Modeling how carbon capture and storage technologies will affect emissions and the economy
Clean Air Act Regulations
Analyzing policy solutions for states to achieve compliance
Clean Energy Standards
Working with policymakers to provide economic analysis on potential legislation
Analyzing the role of coal in the global and domestic energy sectors
Exploring how these markets respond to uncertainties
Exploring emissions reductions through electrification of the US economy
Energy Efficiency and Demand-Side Management
Examining policies to help close the existing energy efficiency gap
Engineering, Economic, and Environmental Electricity Simulation Tool (E4ST)
The E3 CGE model is a multi-period, economy-wide general equilibrium model of the United States with international trade.
Examining the implications of advancing nuclear power technologies for the economy and environment
Evaluating the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of clean energy policies
Analyzing programs in place through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
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. She also serves as the director of the Future of Power Initiative.
Dallas Burtraw is a 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 renewable integration.
Daniel Shawhan is a fellow at RFF. His research focuses on predicting and estimating the effects of electricity policies, including environmental ones.
Brian C. Prest
Brian Prest is an economist and Fellow at Resources for the Future specializing in climate change, oil and gas, and energy economics.
Tim Brennan is a senior fellow at RFF. His work examines electricity market design, state and federal regulation, and more recently energy efficiency policy.
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