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:

Feb 4, 2021

2020 Green Stimulus Spending in the World's Major Economies

Since the start of the pandemic, Rhodium Group has been tracking how the pandemic has impacted economic activity in the highest GHG emitting sectors of the world’s four largest emitters—the US, the EU, China, and India—and the degree to which their stimulus spending has been directed toward green measures.
Kate Larsen, John Larsen, Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, and Logan Wright
Oct 15, 2020

The Economic Benefits of Carbon Capture: Investment and Employment Estimates for the Contiguous United States

This report is a state-by-state analysis exploring the economic benefits associated with carbon capture retrofit opportunities at existing industrial and electric power facilities, including private sector investment and employment opportunities associated with their construction and operation.
John Larsen, Whitney Herndon, Galen Hiltbrand, and Ben King
Jan 21, 2021

Calculating the Climate Reciprocity Ratio for the US

A leading argument for the use of a global social cost of carbon in the US has been the reciprocal effect of climate action in the US on the behavior of other countries. US commitments to reduce emissions will likely be met with commitments by others to do the same, and emission reductions in other countries will benefit citizens of the US. With the negotiation and adoption of the Paris Agreement, we now have an evidence base upon which to evaluate this argument.
Trevor Houser and Kate Larsen
Jan 12, 2021

Preliminary US Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimates for 2020

Throughout 2020, Rhodium Group has been tracking real-time energy and emissions implications of COVID-19. Based on preliminary economic and energy data, we estimate that this historic shock to economic activity led to a 10.3% drop in US emissions in 2020
Kate Larsen, Hannah Pitt, and Alfredo Rivera