Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Reduce Manufacturing & Industrial Emissions

Reduce Manufacturing & Industrial Emissions

Industrial activities such as cement and steel-making, both directly and indirectly produce significant CO2 emissions. U.S. manufacturing alone accounts for 12 percent of U.S. GDP, 31 percent of all U.S. energy consumption, and 21 percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions.[1] Promoting energy efficiency, less carbon-intensive fuels, and other mitigation technologies is key to quickly reducing emissions in these energy-intensive sectors.

H.R.5042 (115th) - Job Creation through Energy Efficient Manufacturing Act (Cartwright)

Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology
Co-Sponsors: 26 – 26 Democrats

This bill would create a Financing Energy Efficient Manufacturing Program in the DOE to provide competitive state grants to finance energy efficient retrofits, onsite clean and renewable energy, smart grids, and alternative vehicle fleet projects for industrial businesses. Grants will be prioritized for domestic projects with sound labor practices that create jobs using American materials.