Low-Carbon Technologies: Industry Across All Regions

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Carbon dioxide increases can be attributed to population growth and the resulting demand for industry-produced products and services.  Industries account for almost half of global energy use.  Detailed industry figures are project- and country-specific, but carbon mitigation technologies would be beneficial worldwide.  Energy efficiency can be compared across industries by evaluating absolute energy consumption, import and export streams, and the prevalence of energy-efficient equipment.  These determinations can affect policies initiatives seeking to impose carbon mitigation costs on offending industries.  Generally, policies will only affect relevant industries for short-term periods until requirements become uniform practice within those industries.  However, these policies should focus on long-term initiatives to ensure carbon mitigating technologies are continuously purchased and employed.  These energy efficiency improvements will benefit not only the industrial sector, but will also more effective insulate against unstable energy security and decrease climate changes.