Clean Energy Standard for Industry: Scoping Analysis

Every five years the U.S. Census Bureau collects extensive data related to business activity including fuel consumption and electricity expenditures by U.S. manufacturing facilities. In this scoping analysis, 2012 Census of Manufactures data was used to calculate total CO₂ emissions for individual plants. Next potential emissions reductions were estimated based on establishing CO₂ emission standards regulation in the cement, petrochemicals, and iron and steel sectors. Standards explored include a clean energy standard, tons of CO₂ emissions per $1,000 of shipments, set at the level of the worst-performing 10% of facilities and an alternative model with standards set at the worst-performing 40% of facilities. It is concluded that clean energy standards could result in substantial emission reductions in the cement, petrochemicals, and iron and steel industries.


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  • Accession Number: 01746654
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Issue Brief 20-06
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 23 2020 3:47PM