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:

Jul 19, 2018

Emissions, Energy, and Economic Implications of the Curbelo Carbon Tax Proposal

This paper presents the results of an independent analysis of the impacts on emissions, energy markets, revenues and the economy of the Curbelo proposal.
Noah Kaufman, John Larsen, Shashank Mohan, Whitney Herndon, Peter Marsters, John Diamond, and George Zodrow
Jun 28, 2018

Taking Stock 2018

We find that US emissions under current policy are heading towards 12 to 20% below 2005 levels in 2025, a far cry from the US Paris commitment of a 26-28% reduction.
John Larsen, Kate Larsen, Whitney Herndon, Peter Marsters, Hannah Pitt, and Shashank Mohan
May 3, 2018

Sizing Up a Potential Fuel Economy Standards Freeze

The footprint-based system of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards gives automakers significant flexibility to comply, even when gas is cheap and drivers opt for larger, less efficient cars. But low oil prices also make the standards themselves more important as a driver of fuel economy gains – and the emissions impact of rolling them back more severe.
Kate Larsen, Trevor Houser, and Shashank Mohan
Apr 12, 2018

The World's Second Largest Blackout

What was already the largest blackout in American history has now likely become, in our analysis, the second largest blackout in the world.
Trevor Houser and Peter Marsters