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.

  • Commentary

    Not Enough to Just Replace Lead Pipes

    From late 2023 to early 2024, residents of St. Croix were directed to drink bottled water and then to boil their water to be sure it was safe. As the drinking-water emergency on St. Croix moves out of crisis stage, officials will need to build public trust and a resilient water system.

    Mar 1, 2024

  • Commentary

    Climate Change and National Security: An Agenda for Future Research

    How might the social and political implications of climate change shape the future operating environment faced by the Department of Defense and the Department of the Air Force?

    Mar 7, 2024

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