Energy and Environment


RAND energy and environmental analyses examine the implications of existing and proposed energy policies on the environment. Building on a long history of policy research, RAND helps balance the need for environmental protections and economic development.

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    Investing in Infrastructure? Don't Forget the Electric Grid

    Dec 7, 2016

    Leaving the future of America's electricity grid to chance should not be an option. To maximize the potential benefits of a multibillion-dollar smart grid investment, a closer examination of technology and policy is needed.

  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the Shale Insight energy conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 22, 2016, photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters


    States Could Step Up on Climate Change

    Nov 26, 2016

    The new administration has expressed skepticism about climate change. But states may choose to pursue their own climate change initiatives.

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