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 17, 2018

Energy and Environmental Implications of a Carbon Tax in the United States

This independent report prepared for the Columbia SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy finds a carbon tax can drive substantial reductions in US GHG emissions in the near and medium term.
John Larsen, Shashank Mohan, Peter Marsters, and Whitney Herndon
Jan 8, 2019

Preliminary US Emissions Estimates for 2018

After three years of decline, US carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose sharply last year. Based on preliminary power generation, natural gas, and oil consumption data, we estimate emissions increased by 3.4% in 2018.
Energy & Climate Staff
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
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