In June, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $135 million in funding for 40 projects that will help the United States continue to reduce carbon emissions from our world-class industrial sector.
The funding, primarily from the Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office, was awarded in six topic areas: Decarbonizing Chemicals, Decarbonizing Iron and Steel, Decarbonizing Food and Beverage Products, Decarbonizing Cement and Concrete, Decarbonizing Paper and Forest Products, and Cross-sector Decarbonization Technologies.
CRES supports efforts to reduce industrial emissions because they create American jobs, support U.S. innovation, and lessens our reliance on foreign countries—all while lowering our global carbon footprint.
U.S. manufacturers are among the world’s most carbon-efficient producers of iron, steel, and chemicals. By comparison, a product made in China results in over three times the global emissions than the same product made in the United States.
Americans support innovation, and according to recent CRES Forum polling, 89% of Republicans and Independents support the development of new, innovative technologies to make U.S. manufacturing even cleaner, more affordable, and competitive.
In the past 20 years, the United States has reduced emissions by more than those of the next five countries combined, and we should all support efforts to continue that progress while strengthening our economy and our global leadership. This funding from DOE is a great start!