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.
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:
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Bipartisan Policy Center
Clean Air Task Force
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
National Wildlife Federation
Nuclear Innovation Alliance
Oxy Low Carbon Ventures
Portland Cement Association
Renewable Fuels Association
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 Great Plains Institute (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, and energy efficiency.
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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