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
Sep 9, 2021

Clean Hydrogen: A Versatile Tool for Decarbonization

As Congress considers policy support for hydrogen technologies, it is essential to understand the distinction between how we use hydrogen today and the role of hydrogen in a decarbonized US economy.
Galen Hiltbrand, Whitney Herndon, Eric G. O'Rear, and John Larsen
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
Aug 9, 2021

Driving the Transition to Zero Emission Vehicles: Does Biden's Plan Chart the Course?

As the Biden administration finalizes vehicle GHG standards for MY2023-2026 and lays out a plan for developing mid-term standards through 2030, positioning the US to achieve 100% ZEV sales by 2035 should be the driving objective.
Kate Larsen and Hannah Pitt