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 14, 2022

Taking Stock 2022: US Greenhouse Gas Emissions Outlook in an Uncertain World

In our annually updated outlook for US greenhouse gas emissions under current policy, we find that the US is on track to reduce emissions 24-35% below 2005 levels by 2030, absent any additional new action.
Ben King, Hannah Kolus, Naveen Dasari, Emily Wimberger, Whitney Herndon, Eric G. O'Rear, Alfredo Rivera, John Larsen, and Kate Larsen
Jul 1, 2022

Has the Supreme Court Blocked the Path to the 2030 Climate Target?

In a 6-3 decision in West Virginia v. EPA, the US Supreme Court constrained one of the most powerful regulatory tools for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In light of the ruling, does the US still have the ability to achieve its 2030 climate target?
John Larsen, Ben King, and Maggie Young
Jun 16, 2022

Progress on the Pathway to Paris?

It’s been nearly a year and a half since President Biden entered office and made addressing climate change one of his administration’s top priorities. In this note, we assess the current status of federal climate legislation, regulations, and subnational actions and progress made to the 2030 climate target.
John Larsen, Ben King, and Emily Wimberger
Mar 8, 2022

US Policy Options to Reduce Russian Energy Dependence

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has brought into stark relief the national security consequences of European reliance on Russian natural gas and global reliance on Russian oil. We outline policy options available to the US government to reduce EU and global dependence on Russian energy, while continuing to reduce emissions.
Trevor Houser, John Larsen, Kate Larsen, Mahmoud Mobir, and Ben King