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 19, 2022

Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions: 1990-2020 and Preliminary 2021 Estimates

Rhodium Group provides the most up-to-date global and country-level GHG emissions estimates each year. In 2021, as countries and economies began to recover from the worst of the pandemic, global emissions bounced back—rising 4.6% from 2020 levels.
Alfredo Rivera, Shweta Movalia, Hannah Pitt, and Kate Larsen
Dec 7, 2022

Sustainable Aviation Fuels: The Key to Decarbonizing Aviation

Sustainable aviation fuels are a promising avenue for decarbonizing aviation, but unlocking this potential will require significant new investment and long-term policy frameworks to jump-start the infant industry.
Eric G. O'Rear, Whitney Herndon, Galen Hiltbrand, Emily Wimberger, and John Larsen
Sep 13, 2022

Minimizing the Economic Pain of European Industrial Gas Rationing

With Russian gas supplies reaching record lows, and natural gas prices reaching record highs, Europe is bracing for a very hard winter. We provide an overview of the role of natural gas in European industry and recommendations for gas reduction prioritization plans.
Trevor Houser and Kate Larsen
Aug 12, 2022

A Turning Point for US Climate Progress: Assessing the Climate and Clean Energy Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act is the single largest action ever taken by Congress and the US government to combat climate change. We provide a detailed assessment of the key energy and emissions impacts of the legislation.
John Larsen, Ben King, Hannah Kolus, Naveen Dasari, Galen Hiltbrand, and Whitney Herndon