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:

Sep 2, 2020

It’s Not Easy Being Green: Stimulus Spending in the World’s Major Economies

Rhodium Group is tracking green stimulus spending across the world’s largest economies—the United States, the European Union, China, and India, which together make up two-thirds of global GDP and over 50% of global greenhouse gas emissions—and providing important context on the nature and scale of potential stimulus measures.
Kate Larsen, Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, John Larsen, Logan Wright, Alfredo Rivera, and Hannah Pitt
Jul 9, 2020

Taking Stock 2020: The COVID-19 Edition

For the past six years, Rhodium Group has provided an independent annual assessment of US greenhouse gas emissions and progress towards achieving the country’s climate goals. This year, we focus solely on the largest source of uncertainty in the current outlook for US emissions: COVID-19’s impact on the economy.
Kate Larsen, Hannah Pitt, John Larsen, Whitney Herndon, Trevor Houser, Hannah Kolus, Shashank Mohan, and Emily Wimberger
Jun 29, 2020

A Just Green Recovery

As Congress turns its attention towards legislation to stimulate a robust economic recovery, there is an opportunity to do so in a way that both creates jobs and addresses longstanding environmental injustices.
John Larsen, Emily Wimberger, Ben King, and Trevor Houser
Jun 23, 2020

Capturing New Jobs and New Business: Growth Opportunities from Direct Air Capture Scale-Up

In the US, meeting the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 will require large-scale removal of CO2 from the atmosphere. The scale-up of direct air capture (DAC) technology could create significant employment and business opportunities across its supply chain.
John Larsen, Whitney Herndon, and Galen Hiltbrand