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.
Carbon Scoring Project
RFF's new initiative aims to help decisionmakers understand the impact of different policy designs on carbon emissions and other key economic and social metrics.
News and Views from the RFF Blog: Unpacking the Inflation Reduction Act
RFF scholars offer insights about the law's provisions on the Common Resources blog.
Leveraging the IRA to Achieve 80x30 in the US Electricity Sector
This working paper explores how a federal emissions cap could build on the emissions reductions promised by the Inflation Reduction Act.
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.
Inflation Reduction Act
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 Comprehensive Climate Strategies Program and 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.
Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow
Dallas Burtraw is the 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 renewables integration.
Marc Hafstead is an RFF fellow and director of the Carbon Pricing Initiative and the Climate Finance and Financial Risk Initiative.
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.
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