New Report: The Landscape of Clean Hydrogen
The Landscape of Clean Hydrogen report charts regional opportunities for clean hydrogen hubs and considers the immense scale of new hydrogen production needed to meet our nation’s climate goals.
Supporting Lower Emissions Labeling for Construction Materials
The Industrial Innovation Initiative prepared a response to EPA’s request for information to support programs to lower embodied greenhouse gas emissions associated with construction materials and products.
What does ‘green’ procurement mean? Initiatives and standards for cement and steel.
Green purchasing, or procurement, is one of the most effective policy measures to drive important early demand for low-emission cement, concrete and steel. Along with other enabling policies, green procurement can help accelerate progress toward net-zero emissions in industrial sectors.
Advancing the market for clean energy technologies and low-carbon products
I3 responds to the Office of Clean Energy Demonstration’s Request for Information on the Use of Demand-side Support for Clean Energy Technologies.
How Hydrogen Hubs Will Support Jobs
The US Department of Energy can support the development of a clean hydrogen economy that centers high-quality, family-sustaining jobs by ensuring that the federal investments made through the H2Hubs program include concrete labor standards, including putting workers at the center of the equitable transition to new forms of energy production.
Bipartisan Hydrogen Infrastructure Initiative Reintroduced
Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and John Cornyn (R-TX) reintroduce package of bills to support the demonstration and adoption of hydrogen technologies in key end-use sectors.
Centering Industrial Solutions for States
In February 2023, the Industrial Innovation Initiative (I3) hosted an introductory webinar on industrial decarbonization for states, given the critical role they will play in reducing US industrial emissions. Supported by recent federal funding, namely from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act, states are positioned to create a regulatory and policy landscape…
Next Steps on the US Journey Toward Industrial Decarbonization
Momentum around industrial decarbonization has grown in recent years. The US has seen a flurry of activity that seeks to prioritize the public purchasing of lower-carbon cement, concrete and steel, and recently joined the international Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative.
2022: A Year of Industrial Innovation
As the year draws to a close, the Industrial Innovation Initiative reflects upon the many strides the US took down the path toward industrial decarbonization in 2022.
State Best Practices Guide for Decarbonizing Industry
The State Best Practices Guide for Decarbonizing Industry pairs state-level policy recommendations with real-world examples of state legislation in use or under consideration across the United States. This unique pairing will aid state decision makers and advocates seeking to cut emissions from essential industrial sectors such as cement, steel, and chemicals by providing a starting…
Our Work: I3 Responds to Federal Requests for Information
To help shape implementation of the IRA, the General Services Administration, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have released formal requests for information and comment. The Industrial Innovation Initiative submitted responses to four such requests, providing the industrial perspective on what additional guidance, clarity, or support is necessary for the effective implementation of…
Learning from Louisiana: Key Takeaways from I3’s 2022 Annual Meeting
The Industrial Innovation Initiative organized an event setting industrial innovation against the backdrop of an unprecedented year of investment in climate and clean energy. Members were joined by state officials and local business leaders from Louisiana to discuss moving industrial decarbonization forward at the state level.
One Year Later: Celebrating the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
It has been one year since the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was signed into law. Public and private stakeholders alike have been hard at work over the last year developing and submitting applications for funding support within the law.
Laying the Foundation of Cement and Concrete Decarbonization
Decarbonizing the industrial sector has long been challenging due to the number of different subsectors and the variety of emissions sources. This is the first post in a series that will break down the complexities of industrial emissions by walking through the top four industrial subsectors and how we can decarbonize them. First up, decarbonizing…
Carbon Action Alliance Launches to Spur Carbon Reduction Efforts Nationwide
The Great Plains Institute today launched the Carbon Action Alliance, a new initiative to align and grow a network of government, industry, labor, environmental, and community partners to work together toward a common goal of achieving economywide deployment of carbon management and industrial decarbonization technologies in the United States to achieve net-zero emissions by midcentury.
DOE Releases Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap
The Industrial Innovation Initiative (I3) released the following statement regarding the Department of Energy’s Industrial Decarbonization Road Map earlier this week.
Industrial Innovation: The Wins & The Work Still Ahead
Through Executive Orders, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and the Inflation Reduction Act, the movement to cut climate damaging emissions from our industrial sector secured several monumental wins – but there is still work to be done.
President Biden Signs Landmark Inflation Reduction Act
Today President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law, marking a historic investment in the solutions necessary to meet our midcentury climate goals. This package will set the stage for unprecedented emissions reductions from the vital, yet challenging, industrial sector.
House Passes Inflation Reduction Act
Today’s passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 by Congress marks a monumental investment in the solutions necessary to achieve U.S. climate goals. This package will set the stage for private investment, protect energy communities, support family-sustaining jobs, and spur emissions reductions from the vital, yet challenging, industrial sector.
Senate Passes Inflation Reduction Act
Senate Democrats passed historic budget reconciliation legislation. We urge the House of Representatives to swiftly pass this package, investing in our nation’s industries and supporting family-sustaining jobs.
Inflation Reduction Act Invests in Industrial Innovation
The Industrial Innovation Initiative (I3) released the following statement today regarding the proposed historic investments in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
Hubs on the Horizon: Scaling Carbon and Hydrogen Decarbonization Solutions
I3 dedicated the Hubs on the Horizon event to exploring the opportunities presented by the Carbon and Hydrogen Hubs projects funded in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Our Work: I3 Responds to Michigan Climate Plan Industrial Provisions
On April 18, 2022, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released Michigan’s Healthy Climate Plan for midcentury decarbonization. In January of this year, the Council released an early iteration of the plan for public input. In response, I3 submitted comments commending key provisions to future proof Michigan’s local industry, calling for additional action in line with the Energy…
Our Work: I3 Responds to DOE Requests for Information
The Industrial Innovation Initiative submitted responses to recent DOE RFIs. The responses provide industry perspective and support Initiative priorities.
Challenging But Possible: New IPCC Report Cites Industry as Key Player in Meeting Net-Zero Targets
The Industrial Innovation Initiative (I3) released the following statement today regarding the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) installment of Assessment Report 6.
Hydrogen Hubs: The State of Play
While federal momentum has set the stage for a new decade in clean hydrogen development, states are taking the lead in envisioning what a hydrogen hub might look like for their region.
How States Can Lead on Industrial Decarbonization
States can capitalize on federal programs and enact state policies to effectively decarbonize their industrial and manufacturing sectors.
Biden Administration Announces Suite of Actions to Advance Industrial Decarbonization
The Industrial Innovation Initiative released the following statement today regarding the Biden Administration’s new suite of actions to advance industrial decarbonization across American manufacturing.
About I3: Paving the Way for Industrial Sector Decarbonization by Midcentury
I3 is meeting the unique challenge of industrial decarbonization by bringing together a diverse array of stakeholders to achieve net-zero emissions by midcentury and maintain a strong US economy.
A New Industrial Revolution for a Livable Climate
To address climate change and pollution, U.S. industry must deeply decarbonize by leveraging technologies and approaches, and with support of research, policies and incentives.
COP26 brings essential collaboration around industrial decarbonization
Key announcements from COP26 advance industrial decarbonization through market-driven approaches, deployment of innovative technologies, and road maps for hard to abate sectors.
Clean Hydrogen Clusters Are a Key to Industrial Decarbonization
Clusters of hydrogen, industrial, and power facilities in the US could serve as launch points for deploying clean hydrogen, a versatile decarbonization solution for numerous sectors.
Decarbonizing Industry by 2050: A Federal and State Policy Blueprint
A new report from the Industrial Innovation Initiative (I3), an industry-labor-NGO partnership, recommends a suite of policies for congressional and state action designed to help American industry decarbonize while retaining high-wage jobs, technological leadership and economic competitiveness.
Midcontinent Industrial Emissions Present Challenge & Opportunity
Industry is the third highest-emitting sector in the US economy and has less obvious carbon reduction pathways in comparison to electricity and transportation, where the vast majority of decarbonization discussions have focused. This post introduces the current landscape of emissions in the US industrial heartland, the Midcontinent region, to inform discussions of carbon reduction pathways.…
Federal Policy Recommendations for Economic Recovery and Emissions Reductions in Industry
(Washington, D.C.) – The Industrial Innovation Initiative, an ambitious coalition of key industrial and power companies, environmental organizations, and state officials from Midwestern and Gulf Coast states focused on decarbonization solutions for the region’s most important industrial sectors, submitted recommendations to Congress today outlining measures for consideration in COVID-19-related federal economic recovery legislation. “The industrial…