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Achieving a true low-carbon transition requires an array of innovative technologies, including renewable energy, alternative vehicles, advanced nuclear power, and carbon capture, use and storage.

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Clean Industrial Heat: A Technology Inclusive Framework

This brief focuses on the challenge of heat for the industrial sector. Worldwide, heat makes up roughly three-quarters (74 percent) of energy demand for industry and accounts for more than one-fifth of total (all sectors) global energy consumption. Today, most industrial heat production comes …

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Scaling Carbon Dioxide Removal: Limitations and Potential
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Clean Heat Pathways for Industrial Decarbonization

Most heat energy industry uses today comes from fossil fuel combustion, accounting for about 10 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. In the United States, the industries using the most heat include petroleum refining, paper, chemicals, cement, and steel. Unless …

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Renewable Thermal Collaborative 2021 Summit
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Expanding broadband infrastructure to reduce carbon emissions
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The Role of Natural Gas in Decarbonizing the U.S. Energy and Industrial Economy

What role might natural gas play in deep decarbonization? Some think natural gas should play no role at all, while others think we can continue to use natural gas in the future as we have in the past. In fact, …

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Pulling the Levers for Change on Industrial Carbon Emissions
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Clean Connection: Canadian and U.S. Electricity

The U.S. and Canadian electric power grids are connected by dozens of transmission lines from New England to the Pacific Northwest. The interconnected North American power grid enables two-way trading and benefits both Canada and the United States with enhanced …

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Limitations and Potential: Scaling Carbon Dioxide Removal
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Carbon Dioxide Removal: Pathways and Policy Needs

Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) solutions will likely be needed to achieve global climate objectives, though deployment of CDR is not a substitute for cutting emissions. For large CDR projects to be realized at scale by mid-century, an unprecedented level of …

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