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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    Planning for Climate Change in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

    Oct 27, 2017

    There is a wealth of data and climate information that could help improve resilience of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Increased flooding, rising temperatures, and the potential for extreme rainfall events will impact future decisions about transportation, land, and water management.

  • Arctic waters, photo by crew and officers of NOAA ship Fairweather


    Policy Challenges in the Arctic: Q&A with Abbie Tingstad

    Oct 6, 2017

    Abbie Tingstad discusses how the opening of the Arctic by climate change could strain relationships among Arctic nations, how these changes will affect indigenous communities, and what to make of Russia's military buildup in the region.

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