Research Topic

Energy & Climate

Rhodium Group’s Energy & Climate practice analyzes the effects of policy and market developments on energy systems and greenhouse gas emissions, and provides actionable information about the risks of climate change by sector and region around the world.

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 23, 2021

Preliminary 2020 Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimates

Rhodium Group provides the most up-to-date global and country-level GHG emissions estimates each year. This year’s update features final emissions estimates from 1990-2019 and preliminary estimates for 202
Alfredo Rivera, Shweta Movalia, Hannah Pitt, and Kate Larsen
Oct 19, 2021

Pathways to Paris: A Policy Assessment of the 2030 US Climate Target

Meeting the US's 2030 climate goal is achievable if Congress, the executive branch, and subnational leaders all take a series of feasible policy actions. The infrastructure bill and budget package, along with federal regulations and state action, can reduce emissions 45-51% by 2030
John Larsen, Ben King, Emily Wimberger, Hannah Pitt, Hannah Kolus, Alfredo Rivera, Naveen Dasari, Claire Jahns, Kate Larsen, and Whitney Herndon
Mar 23, 2021

Pathways to Build Back Better: Investing in 100% Clean Electricity

As part of its Build Back Better plan, the Biden administration has a goal to get to 100% clean electricity in 2035. We explore ways in which congressional clean energy infrastructure investments can help accelerate decarbonization and put the electric power sector on a path to zero emissions.
John Larsen, Ben King, Hannah Kolus, and Whitney Herndon
Jul 15, 2021

Taking Stock 2021: US Emissions Outlook Under Current Policy

For the past seven years, Rhodium Group has provided an independent annual outlook for US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under current federal and state policy. In Taking Stock 2021, we find that the US is on track to reduce emissions 20-22% below 2005 levels by 2025, and 20-26% below 2005 levels by 2030, absent additional action
Hannah Pitt, Kate Larsen, Hannah Kolus, Ben King, Alfredo Rivera, Emily Wimberger, Whitney Herndon, John Larsen, and Galen Hiltbrand