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:

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
Apr 21, 2021

Capturing the Moment: Carbon Capture in the American Jobs Plan

President Biden’s $2.25 trillion-plus American Jobs Plan (AJP) contains various incentives and investments to deploy carbon capture technology in the US. In this note, we unpack the carbon capture relevant components of the AJP and, where possible, we quantify the potential impact on emissions and jobs.
John Larsen, Ben King, Galen Hiltbrand, 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
Apr 22, 2021

Raising Climate Ambition: How a 50-52% US NDC Compares with Other Advanced Economies

On April 22, the Biden administration announced an updated US nationally-determined contribution under the Paris Agreement, establishing US greenhouse gas emission reductions over the next decade. How would a potential 50% US NDC stack up with commitments announced by other advanced economies?
Kate Larsen