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Galen Bower

Senior Analyst

Galen Bower is a Senior Analyst with Rhodium Group’s Energy & Climate practice.

Energy & Climate

Galen leads research focused on advancing emerging clean technologies to reach decarbonization goals. Her areas of expertise include hydrogen, economic impact modeling, and carbon capture and removal.

Galen joined Rhodium from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. At Duke, she taught a course on global climate policy, led students to the United Nations climate negotiations, and worked with a community in Puerto Rico to develop a solar-plus-storage microgrid. She has also served as an organizing director for environmental campaigns in Pennsylvania and California. Galen holds a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a Master’s of Environmental Management from Duke University, where she also received certificates in International Development Policy and Climate Science and Applications.


The Economic Benefits of Hydrogen Hubs

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provides funding for seven clean hydrogen hubs across the country. In this analysis, we quantify the economic and job benefits associated with four of these hubs.


Expanding the Industrial Decarbonization Toolkit

The industrial sector is on a path to becoming the highest-emitting sector in the US in the early 2030s, pointing to the critical need to rapidly deploy decarbonization solutions if the US is to achieve meaningful economy-wide decarbonization.


The Economic Benefits of Direct Air Capture Hubs

The Department of Energy has announced two direct air capture hubs: the South Texas DAC Hub in Texas and Project Cypress in Louisiana. In this analysis, we quantify the economic and job benefits associated with these two announced DAC hub projects.