ACEEE: 2023 Industry Summer Study
THEME: DECARBONIZATION – TURNING GOALS INTO ACHIEVABLE ACTION PLANS The industrial sector accounts for a large portion—more than 25%—of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Decarbonizing industry will be critical not only for meeting our climate goals but also for boosting U.S. competitiveness and jobs. Momentum is building: the ambitious decarbonization goals set by the Biden administration have helped spur the manufacturing sector to begin seriously exploring how to reduce its emissions. Multiple industry associations and the Department of Energy have developed roadmaps identifying pathways to decarbonization, and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act are set to inject significant funding into industrial decarbonization projects.