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:

Apr 3, 2019

Clear, Present and Underpriced: The Physical Risks of Climate Change

We partnered with BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management company, in conducting a physical climate risk assessment for their US municipal bond, commercial real estate, and electrical utility holdings.
Energy & Climate Staff
May 9, 2019

Capturing Leadership: Policies for the US to Advance Direct Air Capture Technology

Significant policy action is required to ensure these technologies are available in time and at the scale required to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
John Larsen, Whitney Herndon, Mikhail Grant, and Peter Marsters
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
May 31, 2019

Final US Emissions Estimates for 2018

For the third year in a row, transportation was the largest source of US emissions. Electricity emissions ticked up after five years of decline.
Trevor Houser, Hannah Pitt, and Hannah Hess