Research Analyst at Rhodium Group
Hannah Kolus is a research analyst with Rhodium Group’s energy and climate team, focusing on US energy markets and policy.
Before joining Rhodium, Hannah worked with global land models and output at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and researched historical climate at Northern Arizona University. She has a bachelor’s degree in physics from Brown University and a master’s degree in environmental science and policy from Northern Arizona University.
As the United States commits to accelerating decarbonization as part of global efforts to combat climate change, the policies it enacts will govern its chances of success.
Putting a price on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can help governments reduce them rapidly and in a cost-effective manner.
Growing public concern about the social, economic, and environmental impacts of climate change, along with pressure for lawmakers to introduce policy proposals that reduce emissions, have brought carbon taxes to the center of policy discussions on Capitol Hill. Thus far in 2019, seven different carbon tax legislative proposals have been introduced in Congress.