The pathway to:
Industrial DecarbonizatioN Commercial Liftoff
Industrial Decarbonization Overview
Energy- and carbon-intensive industrial sectors are facing a critical inflection point, and society is focused on accelerating deep decarbonization. This Industrial Decarbonization Liftoff report provides an overview of pathways to decarbonization across eight of these industrial sectors.
Low Carbon Cement
Cement is used in nearly every major construction project and accounts for up to 8% of global CO2 emissions. Learn about the industry, the importance of scaling green cement and how it will position the U.S. to lead global efforts to decarbonize the sector.
Chemicals & Refining
The U.S. chemicals and refining sectors are the lynchpin of modern society, and their CO2 emissions reflect that. The sectors produce critical inputs for transportation, electricity, heat, plastics, fertilizer, pharmaceuticals and more. Learn more about these critical industries and what the U.S. is doing to decarbonize them.
The U.S. Department of Energy, in partnership with other federal, state, and local agencies, has tools to address challenges to commercial liftoff and is committed to working with communities and the private sector to build the nation’s clean energy infrastructure in a way that meets the country’s climate, economic, and environmental justice imperatives.