Capitalizing on Momentum
Key industrial stakeholders, leading subject matter experts, and policy makers have come together through I3 to focus on innovative processes, policy development and advocacy, and breakthrough technologies to guide industrial decarbonization at the state, regional, and federal levels.
I3 has developed a Federal and State Policy Blueprint in November 2021 outlining recommendations and strategies for advancing technology demonstrations, infrastructure deployment, public and private procurement, and other efforts to drive industrial decarbonization. See the initiative’s fact sheet, for these recommendations at a glance.
State best practices guide
I3 developed a State Best Practices Guide for Decarbonizing Industry in December 2022 pairing state-level policy recommendations with real-world examples of state legislation in use or under consideration across the United States. This unique pairing is intended to aid state decision makers and advocates seeking to cut emissions from essential industrial sectors such as cement, steel, and chemicals by providing a starting point for policy development and state planning.
The Landscape of Clean Hydrogen: An Outlook for Industrial Hubs in the United States
Developed by Carbon Solutions, in association with Industrial Innovation Initiative staff from the World Resources Institute and the Great Plains Institute this report provides a landscape of current production and potential future use, demonstrating where hydrogen hubs may be located to the greatest effect, accounting for local resources, high-emissions industries present in the region, and geographic characteristics.
GPI’s Carbon and Hydrogen Hubs Atlas
GPI published an Atlas of Carbon and Hydrogen Hubs in February, 2022, based on analysis of United States industrial activity, emissions, and fuel combustion. This atlas considers geologic storage potential, current hydrogen production, industrial concentration, and many other factors that provide opportunities for siting carbon dioxide removal, carbon capture retrofit, and new zero-carbon hydrogen production.
Economic Recovery Recommendations
In July 2022, responding to the unexpected and unprecedented circumstances of COVID-19, I3 participants identified eight priority recommendations for congressional economic recovery legislation that would stimulate near-term economic activity while putting American industry on a long-term path towards deep emissions reductions.
I3 has developed several factsheets highlighting the policy priorities supported by participants.
- Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Factsheet
- Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Factsheet
- Decarbonizing Industry by 2050 Factsheet
- Hydrogen 101 Factsheet
- Cement and Concrete 101 Factsheet
Letters of Support
I3 participants have developed letters to congressional leadership advocating for comprehensive policies, research, and funding that builds momentum for industrial decarbonization at scale. Legislative priorities supported by participants of I3 have included:
- the bipartisan Storing CO2 and Lowering Emissions (SCALE) Act;
- funding authorizations in the FY21 Omnibus;
- expansion of the Section 48C investment tax credit; and
- incentives for Clean Hydrogen production and utilization.