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.

  • Aerial view of a damaged home in the mountainous area of Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, October 9, 2017, photo by Andrea Booher/FEMA


    Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico: Q&A with Marielena Lara

    Apr 26, 2021

    When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September 2017, it peeled roofs from houses, turned roads into rivers, and left millions of people without electricity or safe drinking water. Marielena Lara, a senior physician policy researcher at RAND, was grateful to be part of the recovery planning.

  • Young cucumber plants germinate under the sun


    Successes in the Fight Against Climate Change

    Apr 22, 2021

    RAND senior policy researcher Benjamin Preston presents several climate change successes from recent years.

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