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:

Jul 8, 2021

Pathways to Build Back Better: Maximizing Clean Energy Tax Credits

Continuing to drive clean energy deployment via the US tax code is a key aspect of many ongoing decarbonization policy discussions. We've identified five key design elements that are critical to maximizing the decarbonization impact of energy tax credits.
John Larsen, Ben King, Hannah Kolus, Naveen Dasari, and Whitney Herndon
May 13, 2021

Pathways to Build Back Better: Investing in Transportation Decarbonization

As Washington considers different proposals for investing in transportation infrastructure, we assess the energy system and emissions impacts of potential new, long-term federal investments in on-road decarbonization and how investments might interact with potential new vehicle regulations.
John Larsen, Ben King, Hannah Kolus, and Emily Wimberger
Apr 20, 2021

Pathways to Build Back Better: Jobs from Investing in Clean Electricity

One of the primary goals of President Biden's American Jobs Plan is to create millions of new jobs through new federal investments in clean infrastructure. This note focuses on the electric power sector and assesses job creation and retention potential associated with a substantial clean energy investment package.
John Larsen, Shashank Mohan, and Trevor Houser
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