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Rhodium Group’s Energy & Climate practice uses a multidisciplinary, data-driven approach to produce unique, independent insights into global energy dynamics, greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change.

We help public and private decision-makers understand what kind of climate future we are on track for, and what matters most for reducing greenhouse gas emissionsat the local, state, national, and international levels. By combining policy expertise with a suite of detailed energy-economic models, our research provides data-driven insights into the impacts of energy and climate change policy and real-world developments on greenhouse gas emissions, energy markets, economic output, and clean technology pathways. 

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EPA’s New Standards for Power Plants

EPA recently finalized new standards for regulating greenhouse gases from power plants. We analyze what the new rules mean for electric power GHG and conventional pollutant emissions into the next decade.

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State Contributions to Recent US Emissions Trends

Recent EPA data offers a first look at how state-level greenhouse gas emissions have changed over the past few years, and who is responsible for the sharp decline in US emissions between 2010 and 2012.


Neck and Neck: US and European GHG Emissions Trends

Greenhouse gas emissions fell twice as fast in Europe in 2011 than in the US. But it was the US that outperformed in 2012. We analyze recent GHG emission developments in the US and EU and discuss the outlook for the coming year.


Coal Claws Back

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama welcomed the environmental benefits of low-cost natural gas, noting that US CO2 emissions have declined sharply over the past four years. Indeed, coal’s share of US electricity generation fell to 33% in April 2012, the lowest level seen in decades, thanks in large part to cheap natural gas, and US CO2 emissions in the first half of 2012 were 13% below 2005 levels. But as gas prices have risen in recent months, so has demand for coal for power generation. Absent new policy, the recent drop in emissions has likely run its course.


Iran Sanctions: The Year in Review

Trade data on how Tehran fared under the first year of international sanctions aimed at choking off the country’s crude oil exports is now available. We offer a roundup of Iranian oil exports in 2012 and discuss the outlook for the year ahead.


American Energy Productivity

RHG assesses the economic, environmental and security implications of the Alliance to Save Energy's goal of doubling US energy productivity by 2030, adopted by President Obama in his State of the Union Address.


The IEA Gets Excited about America’s Oil Boom

Today the International Energy Agency (IEA) released their 2012 World Energy Outlook. One of the most striking changes from the 2011 edition is the outlook for American oil production.