Future of Power
Substantial reduction of US greenhouse gas emissions will require widespread decarbonization of the power sector and the economy. Experts at RFF are undertaking research and policy engagement activities that holistically evaluate market designs and local, state, and federal policies to facilitate a smooth transition to a decarbonized power sector.
Clean Power Plan
Analyzing policy solutions for states to achieve compliance
Electricity Markets and Regulation
Exploring how these markets respond to uncertainties
Examining policies to help close the existing energy efficiency gap
Evaluating the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of clean energy policies
Working Paper — Jul 5, 2018
Retirements and Funerals: The Emission, Mortality, and Coal-Mine Employment Effects of a Two-Year Delay in Coal and Nuclear Power Plant Retirements
A leaked US government memo proposes preventing the scheduled retirement of coal and nuclear power plants for two years. Using a detailed simulation model, we estimate the effects of such a policy on emissions, mortality, and coal-mine jobs.
Working Paper — Nov 29, 2018
The Welfare Costs of Misaligned Incentives: Energy Inefficiency and the Principal-Agent Problem
I measure the welfare costs of the principal-agent problem in the context of an energy efficiency appliance upgrade program. I find that the principal-agent problem turns an otherwise welfare-increasing program into a welfare-reducing program.
Issue Brief — Jan 24, 2019
Clean Energy Standards
Exploring the options available for policymakers to implement a CES at the state or federal level.
Conferences & Panels — Oct 30, 2019
Clean Energy Standards Capitol Hill Briefing
Please join Resources for the Future on Wednesday, October 30 for a lunchtime discussion on the effects of and policy considerations for Clean Energy Standards.
Policy Leadership Series — Sep 4, 2019
Policy Leadership Series with FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee
Join us on September 4 for a conversation with FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee.
RFF Live — Jul 1, 2019
The Global Energy Outlook: The Next Generation of Energy
RFF released its 2019 Global Energy Outlook report and launched an interactive web tool, which allows users to visualize, compare, and download harmonized data from each projection.
Press Release — Oct 8, 2019
New Blog Post: "What Are the Costs and Values of Wind and Solar Power? How Are They Changing?”
To predict the growth of renewable energy such as wind and solar, Jay Bartlett argues that you must accurately calculate the costs and values of those renewables.
Press Release — Sep 30, 2019
New Episode of Resources Radio: "A New York State of Carbon Pricing, with Karen Palmer and Daniel Shawhan"
Karen Palmer and Daniel Shawhan discuss New York's energy plan and the promise of carbon pricing .
Press Release — Sep 3, 2019
New Episode of Resources Radio on Climate Policy in Washington State, with Sharon Shewmake
Daniel Raimi and Sharon Shewmake discuss Washington state's 100 percent clean energy bill in this new episode of Resources Radio.