As Congress considers potential climate provisions as part of a budget reconciliation bill, we urge you not to overlook the transformation of our industrial sector to reduce emissions and enhance competitiveness. Serious action to address climate change and strengthen our economy requires substantial investment in modernizing our industrial sector in ways that will deeply reduce its growing emissions while creating and protecting jobs in our domestic manufacturing base. The bipartisan infrastructure bill includes some provisions on industrial emissions reduction, but significantly more is needed to catalyze response in key areas.
We strongly urge you to consider the tremendous cost, energy, and emissions savings presented by industrial transformation. For the United States to decarbonize by 2050, industry must play a critical role. Federal investments will spur large emissions reductions in the sector and assist American firms to best compete in the decarbonized world.