A New Industrial Revolution for a Livable Climate

Piping and equipment inside an industrial power plant.

U.S. industries account for 30 percent of national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while the industrial sector globally accounts for 40 percent of all GHG emissions. Switching to renewable energy addresses only a fraction of industrial emissions. However, there are technologies and approaches ready to reduce emissions from industry, and innovations that could fully decarbonize the sector.

In a recent commentary, I3 and WRI staff members Angela Anderson, Katie Lebling, Zachary Byrum, and Carrie Dellesky discuss the current challenges and complementary opportunities associated with industrial decarbonization. Key takeaways include: 

  • Industry’s contributions to climate change
  • Where to begin decarbonizing the industrial sector
  • Key challenges and solutions to reducing industrial emissions
  • Actors paving the way for industrial innovation

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