Research Topic

Energy & Climate

Rhodium analyzes the market impact of energy and environmental policy and the economic risks of global climate change.

Rhodium's Energy & Climate research team includes policy experts, economists, energy modelers, climate scientists and data engineers. The team uses a suite of proprietary and open-source models to analyze the economic, energy market and emissions impact of policy developments at the local and national level, and international levels. Through the Climate Impact Lab, they provide decision-makers in the public, financial services, corporate, philanthropic and non-profit sectors with actionable information about the economic risks of climate change in different sectors of the economy and regions of the world.

A selection of Rhodium's public Energy & Climate research is available below. For more information about Rhodium's commercial research services or client data portals, email:

Oct 29, 2019

PG&E Under Fire

We looked at the past ten years of outage data to see just how significant Northern California electric shut-offs are in the context of power cuts caused by extreme weather and general utility operations.
Whitney Herndon, Hannah Pitt, Emily Wimberger, and Hannah Kolus
May 9, 2019

Capturing Leadership: Policies for the US to Advance Direct Air Capture Technology

Significant policy action is required to ensure these technologies are available in time and at the scale required to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
John Larsen, Whitney Herndon, Mikhail Grant, and Peter Marsters
Oct 28, 2019

Come and Take It: Revoking the California Waiver

Revoking California’s waiver will impact the state's ability to meet air quality and climate targets and the US’s ability to stay within striking distance of GHG reductions needed to limit global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Emily Wimberger and Hannah Pitt
Oct 29, 2019

New Jersey's Rising Coastal Risk

Changes in the climate since the 1980s have put a growing share of New Jersey’s coastal communities at risk.
Hannah Hess, Michael Delgado, Ali Hamidi, Trevor Houser, Robert Kopp, Ian Bolliger, Solomon Hsiang, and Michael Greenstone