Industry

ECONOMIC FORCES CREATE A VARIED LANDSCAPE

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.