Federal Climate Policy
Using the best-available data and analyses to inform actions by the US federal government to address and mitigate the effects of climate change.
Federal Climate Policy 101: Reducing Emissions
An eight-part explainer series examines federal climate policy tools across sectors.
Retail Electricity Rates under the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
RFF modeling finds that the Inflation Reduction Act will reduce power-sector emissions and lower the average American household's electric bill by $170-$220 per year.
An 80×30 Clean Electricity Standard: Carbon, Costs, and Health Benefits
A new report analyzes the benefits of a policy design that reaches 80% clean electricity by 2030
Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and Reconciliation
Modeling and analyzing key proposed policies
Examining the design and implications of carbon pricing policies for the economy and the environment
Clean Energy Standards
Working with policymakers to provide economic analysis on potential legislation
Comprehensive Climate Strategies
Generating ideas to drive emissions reductions efficiently and equitably
RFF research and policy analysis can inform the procurement of cleaner materials to build roads, bridges, buildings, and military equipment, such as “green” cement and steel.
Policy Design and Evaluation
Evaluating policy instruments and identifying novel policy design approaches
Analyzing programs in place through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Social Cost of Carbon
Improving the science behind estimating the social cost of carbon
Kevin Rennert is a fellow at RFF. He also serves as director of the Federal Climate Policy 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.
Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow
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.
Marc Hafstead is a fellow and director of the Carbon Pricing Initiative at RFF. His research focuses on the evaluation and design of climate and energy policies.
Senior Research Associate
Wesley Look is a senior research associate at RFF. His work focuses on fairness for workers and communities in transition.
William A. Pizer
Vice President for Research and Policy Engagement
Billy Pizer is Vice President for Research and Policy Engagement at RFF. Previously, he was the Susan B. King Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
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