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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Jun 23, 2020

Capturing New Jobs and New Business: Growth Opportunities from Direct Air Capture Scale-Up

In the US, meeting the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 will require large-scale removal of CO2 from the atmosphere. The scale-up of direct air capture (DAC) technology could create significant employment and business opportunities across its supply chain.
John Larsen, Whitney Herndon, and Galen Hiltbrand
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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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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
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