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Enabling Industrial Decarbonization

Enabling Industrial Decarbonization

Full Title: Enabling Industrial Decarbonization: A policy guidebook for U.S. states
Author(s): American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Publisher(s): United States Climate Alliance
Publication Date: December 14, 2022
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Description (excerpt):

Worldwide, policy attention and investment have been uneven across major emitting sectors, with most attention over the past several decades focused on transportation, buildings, and utilities. However, industrial energy and electricity consumption account for 34 percent of global net GHG emissions, the largest emissions source by far.  In the United States, this trend also holds true. Although industrial GHG emissions remained flat over the past decade, the sector is projected to become the largest source of national GHG emissions by 2030 absent additional policy intervention. 

The U.S. Climate Alliance (“the Alliance”), a coalition of 24 governors committed to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement, commissioned the development of this guidebook to help states attain those goals by exploring pathways and policy options to decarbonize their industrial sectors. The guidebook focuses on describing current industrial decarbonization policy efforts in the United States at the state level, where substantial work toward decarbonization is underway and accelerating. This guidebook also provides references to federal and international policy efforts that support industrial sector transitions.

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