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:

Dec 19, 2019

The Year-End Clean Energy Tax Credit Deal: Swing and a Miss for Climate

While Congress had the chance to make some meaningful progress on technology deployment and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions, the final tax credit package came up short of its potential. In this note, we review what made the cut, what didn’t, and where we go from here.
John Larsen
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
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
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