Associate Director at Rhodium Group
Whitney Herndon is an associate director at Rhodium Group and manages the firm’s US energy research. Whitney manages a team of analysts that use a range of energy and economic models to analyze the impact of policy proposals and market shifts on the US energy system and macroeconomy. Her expertise includes carbon capture, energy and electric power systems modeling, and economy-wide decarbonization.
Whitney has a bachelor’s degree in environmental systems and molecular biology from the University of California, San Diego and a master’s degree in environmental management with a concentration in energy economics from Duke 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.
In July 2018 Representative Carlos Curbelo proposed legislation that would put a price on US carbon dioxide emissions (“Curbelo proposal”).
A price on carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has long been a preferred instrument among economists and other academics for addressing the threat of climate change.