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Industry and Fuels

RFF researchers are exploring technological and policy solutions that can help decarbonize the industrial sector, from performance standards and public procurement policy to incentives and funding for innovation—alongside the technical, equity, financing, and economic issues associated with a transition away from fossil fuels.


Hydrogen fuels can be deployed in the effort to decarbonize industry—so long as we remove existing barriers to their deployment.

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Plugging Abandoned Wells

Establishing a federal program to plug orphaned and abandoned oil and gas wells could both boost US employment and reduce pollution.

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Clean Energy Standard

Substantial emissions reductions are possible in the near term for major industrial sectors—one route is by establishing clean energy standards for industry under the Clean Air Act.

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Flexible Performance Standards

Ambitious member states in the European Union can use flexible performance standards to help decarbonize the industrial sector.

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