Washington, DC—In response to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) releasing an “Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap” report to Congress, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released the following statement from Ed Rightor, its industrial program director and co-chair of the team that developed the DOE report:
“Tackling greenhouse gas emissions from industry is going to require all hands pursuing a common plan. DOE’s landmark decarbonization roadmap will jumpstart this shared effort.
“The U.S. has supported research and development of clean industrial technologies for years, and while that remains critical, it’s not enough to meet the climate challenge. The plan released today from the Department of Energy embodies a bolder approach, where it will work with companies to demonstrate and deploy low-carbon industrial technologies to scale. It’s a more ambitious strategy, grounded in a cohesive approach incorporating partnership opportunities for industry to accelerate decarbonization.”