A Commitment to Economic Resilience

We’re helping fossil fuel–dependent communities across America develop strategies to support their local economies.

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REE invites you to submit a proposal for applied social science research on strategies to support US fossil fuel–dependent communities navigate the transition to a net zero emissions future. Starting on May 1, 2024, we will welcome proposals that inform strategies to build economic resilience and particularly encourage submissions from scholars from fossil fuel–dependent communities.

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Our Work

More research is needed on how to increase the economic resilience of fossil fuel–dependent regions. Developing new knowledge in this area is critical to supporting communities during the United States’ energy transition.

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The REE Initiative was established in 2024 to develop strategies that support the economies of fossil fuel–dependent communities across America as the energy system transforms in the 21st century. In addition to supporting action-oriented research to find what works, REE will build a community of scholars, policymakers, and economic development practitioners from the local, state, tribal, and federal levels to share knowledge and build relationships across the nation’s energy communities.

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