Equity in the Energy Transition
The United States and the world need to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. RFF research is examining the potential effects of how these efforts will affect the energy system and identifying pathways towards a more equitable and sustainable energy future.
What Is An “Energy Community”? Alternative Approaches for Geographically Targeted Energy Policy
A November 2022 report offers several interpretations of the Inflation Reduction Act’s provision to encourage clean energy projects in “energy communities”—and details a new approach to better target places that may need new economic development the most.
The Energy Transition and Local Government Finance: New Data and Insights from 10 US States
This working paper analyzes how fossil fuels and renewable energy contribute to local governments revenue in 79 US counties across 10 states.
The Fiscal Implications of the US Transition Away from Fossil Fuels
This groundbreaking paper finds that fossil fuels provide substantial revenue to the US federal government and many states, tribes, and localities—but changes to government tax policies can help replace declining revenue and help communities adapt.
Daniel Raimi is a fellow and director of the Equity in the Energy Transition Initiative at RFF. He works on a range of energy policy issues with a focus on tools to enable an equitable energy transition.
Senior Research Associate
Wesley Look is a senior research associate at RFF. His work focuses on fairness for workers and communities in transition.
Brian C. Prest
Fellow; Director, Social Cost of Carbon Initiative
Brian Prest is an economist and fellow at Resources for the Future specializing in climate change, oil and gas, and energy economics.
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