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Hannah Hess

Associate Director

Hannah Hess is an Associate Director with Rhodium Group’s Energy & Climate practice, overseeing projects related to Rhodium’s work estimating the costs of climate change as part of the Climate Impact Lab.

Energy & Climate

Hannah specializes in communicating the relationship between climate and society. She spent five years working as a journalist in Washington, DC, before joining Rhodium and moving to California. As a reporter, Hannah wrote on a wide range of topics that included federal climate and energy policy, regulatory reform, congressional politics, presidential campaigns, ethics and lobbying. Hannah worked for E&E News and Roll Call, covering Capitol Hill and federal agencies. Hannah holds two degrees from the University of Illinois, a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies and a Master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting.


Final US Emissions Estimates for 2018

For the third year in a row, transportation was the largest source of US emissions. Electricity emissions ticked up after five years of decline.