Decarbonizing the industrial sector has long been challenging due to the number of different subsectors and the variety of emissions sources. This is the second 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. Second on the list: decarbonizing steel.
As the US moves toward achieving its goals to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50 percent compared to 2005 levels by 2030, and to net zero by 2050, clean hydrogen has emerged as a critical resource for decarbonizing energy-intensive sectors of the economy. A new report from the Industrial Innovation Initiative and Carbon Solutions, [...]
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 industrial provisions within the IRA.
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.