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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