Emissions fell in the more developed countries, as policies, rising energy prices, and pressure to maintain economic competitiveness combined with the gradual decline and movement offshore of more carbon intensive industries. In the developing world, meanwhile, rapid growth and industrialization overwhelmed the significant improvement in energy efficiency that was possible due to the lower starting efficiency of industries there.

regionUnited States

These graphs show the changes in emissions, emissions drivers, and policy in the Industry sector in the US


Emissions Industry emissions

Industrial emissions declined before the recession even as industrial production rose


    Emissions Drivers Energy intensity by sector

    As manufacturing grew, industrial sectors generally improved their energy intensity, but in some cases performance declined. Structural changes to U.S. industry led to lower emissions intensity.


      Policy State incentive programs for industrial technology improvement

      There was little cohesive industrial policy. Participation in the federal industrial assessment program declined, while state level programs grew.