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:

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Feb 13, 2020

A Step Closer to a Rollback of Fuel Economy Standards

The Trump administration's fuel economy rule is expected to require automakers to increase average fuel efficiency by 1.5% annually from 2021 to 2026, a rollback of the Obama-era standards. We assess the impact of this proposal on oil demand, driver costs, and greenhouse gas emissions.
Hannah Pitt and Maggie Young
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Jan 7, 2020

Preliminary US Emissions Estimates for 2019

After a sharp uptick in 2018, we estimate that US greenhouse gas emissions fell by 2.1% last year based on preliminary energy and economic data. This decline was due almost entirely to a drop in coal consumption.
Trevor Houser and Hannah Pitt
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Dec 2, 2019

Gigatons at Stake: The Top Five Global Developments to Watch

If the world is to stay on track to meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting warming to well below 2° Celsius, we need to reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions anywhere from 15-32 gigatons of CO2 equivalent in 2030. The answer to five key questions could have a meaningful, multi-gigaton effect on global emissions.
Kate Larsen, Alfredo Rivera, Mikhail Grant, and Shashank Mohan
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Jul 8, 2019

Taking Stock 2019

Given the current state and federal policy landscape and range of potential energy market dynamics on the horizon, we find that the US is on track to reduce emissions 13% to 16% below 2005 levels by 2020.
Hannah Pitt, Kate Larsen, Hannah Kolus, Shashank Mohan, John Larsen, Whitney Herndon, and Trevor Houser
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