Earth Day and RAND


Apr 20, 2012

Sun shining through clouds over a grassy field

As people around the world prepare for the 42nd annual Earth Day this Sunday, we look back at some of the recent research from RAND's Environment, Energy, and Economic Development program.

RAND analyzes the effects of existing and proposed energy policies on the environment to help lawmakers put policy proposals in context.

From researching better methods of promoting energy-efficient buildings to identifying ways that the military can reduce energy consumption, RAND constantly seeks to balance the need for economic development and environmental protections.

Some recent RAND reports exploring issues related to energy and environment include: