Our Mission

I3 aims to advance solutions key to decarbonizing the industrial sector by midcentury through policy development and implementation; technology demonstration and adoption; and demand-side market development at state, regional, and federal levels.

I3 values a stable climate, a safe and healthy environment, thriving livelihoods for American workers, and a strong U.S. economy. The policies I3 supports, therefore, focus on putting American industry on a path to achieve net-zero emissions by midcentury, high-wage job retention and creation, technology leadership, and economic competitiveness.

Our Members

The scope and complexity of the decarbonization challenge across industrial sectors requires a broad range of stakeholder participation to identify meaningful and lasting solutions. Participants in I3 include key industry sectors, power companies, state officials, energy and environmental non-governmental organizations, and labor unions.

The following companies and organizations currently participate in the Industrial Innovation Initiative:

Air Company

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy


Bipartisan Policy Center

Boston Metal

Breakthrough Energy


Clean Air Task Force

ClimateWorks Foundation

Dow Chemical

Electrified Thermal Solutions

Entergy Corporation

Growth Energy

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

Holcim US

Laborers’ International Union of North America



Minnesota Power

National Wildlife Federation

Natural Resources Defense Council

Nuclear Innovation Alliance

Oxy Low Carbon Ventures


Portland Cement Association

Renewable Fuels Association


Third Way

United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters

Our Conveners

Focused on the most industrialized region of the country, I3 builds on years of state official and stakeholder engagement in the Midcontinent region by the GPI and the World Resources Institute (WRI), as well as extensive work advancing decarbonization solutions important to industrial sectors, including carbon capture, low- and zero-carbon fuels, electrification, renewables, energy efficiency, and low-carbon procurement. 

As a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, GPI works with diverse interests to transform the energy system to benefit the economy and environment. We combine our unique consensus-building approach, expert knowledge, research and analysis, and local action to work on solutions that strengthen communities and provide greater economic opportunity through creation of higher paying jobs, expansion of the nation’s industrial base, and greater domestic energy independence while eliminating carbon emissions.

WRI is a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We envision an equitable and prosperous planet driven by the wise management of natural resources. We aspire to create a world where the actions of government, business, and communities combine to eliminate poverty and sustain the natural environment for all people.

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