Background

NASEO, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office, is working with State Energy Offices to identify, develop, and enhance resources to help manufacturing industries meet their goals and state objectives for economic development and competitiveness, emissions reduction and environmental protection, and energy reliability, resilience, and security.

This work includes both (1) helping existing industrial facilities through technical and business assistance; and (2) accelerating development and deployment of new technologies and industries. The scope includes manufacturing and related industrial activities (e.g., mining, water and wastewater treatment) broadly as well as manufacture of clean energy products (such as PVs, EVs, batteries, electrolyzers, carbon capture and utilization, high-efficiency products, controls, and clean fuels)

NASEO operates a State Industrial Working Group with interested states to advance these goals and engages with relevant programs and resources across agencies, organizations, and industries. Please contact industry@naseo.org or Rodney Sobin (rsobin@naseo.org) or Sam Cramer (scramer@naseo.org) with any questions about this initiative and to join the Working Group.

New, recent, and upcoming:

Programs and Resources

Working Group and related materials

  • NASEO Annual Meeting (Portland, OR) session, American Manufacturing Renaissance: Productive, Prosperous, and Increasingly Clean (October 18, 2023): Carolyn Snyder (U.S. DOE, presentation), Julie Staveland (Michigan EGLE, presentation).
  • NASEO Industrial/Manufacturing Working Group Forum: (1) Implementation Grants for Industrial Research and Assessment Centers, (2) Advanced Manufacturing Tax Credits, and (3) Focus on Michigan - September 13, 2023: This Forum featured DOE presentations on (1) implementation grants available to help small and medium sized manufacturers implement recommendations from Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs), CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships, and equivalent assessments (presentation) and (2) the 45X Advanced Manufacturing Production Credit and 48C Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit (presentation link pending) . There was also a focus on Michigan, with State Energy Office remarks and presentations from the Centrepolis Accelerator at Lawrence Technological University on the RESTART technical assistance program (presentation) and the Industrial Decarbonization Innovation Challenge (presentation).
  • NASEO Industrial/Manufacturing Working Group Forum on NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership and EPA ENERGY STAR Program for Industry - July 12, 2023: This Forum featured presentations on technical assistance, tools, and resources to help American industry offered through EPA's ENERGY STAR industrial program and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnerships (MEP). ENERGY STAR helps U.S. industry to enhance energy management through partnerships, tools, and other resources. MEP is a public-private partnership with Centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico serving small- and medium sized manufacturers. The Forum included state discussion and exchange. Presentation slides are here.
  • NASEO Webinar: Renewable Thermal Vision and Industrial Electrification in U.S. States (June 14, 2023): The Renewable Thermal Collaborative, a global coalition for companies, institutions, and governments committed to scaling up renewable heating and cooling and cutting carbon emissions at industrial facilities, partners discussed its Renewable Thermal Vision and Industrial Electrification in U.S. States reports as well as associated policy and technical tools available to help states and industries advance industrial electrification. The presentation slides can be found here, recording is pending.
  • NASEO Industrial/Manufacturing Working Group Forum on Industrial Assessment Centers and Complementary TA Programs (May 3, 2023):  U.S. DOE presented on the DOE-supported Industrial Assessment Centers, including its services and planned program enhancements and expansion. The Forum also included discussion of complementary technical assistance programs (CHP/Onsite Energy Technical Assistance Partnerships, DOE Better Plants) as well as perspective from the University of Utah-based Intermountain IAC on IAC-State Energy Office collaboration. Discussion of state support for industrial energy assessments occurred during state exchange portion of the program. Slides here and recording here.
  • NASEO Industrial/Manufacturing Working Group Forum (March 1, 2023): DOE Advanced Energy Manufacturing Grants and Industrial Demonstrations Programs and Connecticut Focus (March 1, 2023) - presentation and recording

U.S. Department of Energy

  • Industrial Technologies Funding and Technical Assistance compendium
  • Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office supports innovation in technologies and the adoption of practices to enable the industrial sector to cost-effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office researches, develops, and demonstrates next-generation materials and manufacturing technologies needed to increase U.S. industrial competitiveness and to drive economy-wide decarbonization. AMMTO supports the national plan to revitalize American manufacturing, secure critical supply chains, and develop diverse innovation ecosystems leading to new manufacturing jobs and increased economic strength of the nation.
  • Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains is responsible for strengthening and securing manufacturing and energy supply chains needed to modernize the nation’s energy infrastructure and support a clean and equitable energy transition.
  • Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations was established as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to accelerate clean energy technologies from the lab to market and fill a critical innovation gap on the path to achieving our nation’s climate goals of net zero emissions by 2050. Its mission is to deliver clean energy demonstration projects at scale in partnership with the private sector to accelerate deployment, market adoption, and the equitable transition to a decarbonized energy system.
  • Loan Program Office
  • DOE Technical Assistance, Tools, and Resources
    • Industrial Assessment Centers - Small- and medium-sized manufacturers may be eligible to receive a no-cost assessment provided by DOE Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs). Teams located at 37 universities around the country conduct the energy assessments to identify opportunities to improve productivity and competitiveness, reduce waste, and save energy. Contact the closest IAC location about receiving an IAC assessment.
    • Better Plants works with leading U.S. manufacturers and wastewater treatment agencies to set ambitious energy, water, waste, and carbon reduction goals and commit to reducing energy intensity by 25% over a 10-year period across all U.S. operations. By partnering with industry, the Better Plants program aims to help leading manufacturers boost efficiency, increase resilience, strengthen economic competitiveness, and reduce their carbon footprint through improvements in energy efficiency.
    • Onsite Energy Technical Assistance Partnerships (TAPs) operate across 10 multi-state regions (that include the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands). They bring specialized, regional knowledge to advise on economic, environmental, regulatory, and other issues impacting the adoption of onsite clean energy technologies. The Onsite Energy TAPs have expertise to advise on a variety of distributed energy technologies suitable for the industrial sector and are backed by world-class support from DOE’s national laboratories.
    • Energy Management Programs, including 50001 Ready program the recognizes facilities and organizations that attest to the implementation of an ISO 50001-based energy management system. The program is a self-paced, no-cost way for organizations to build a culture of structured energy improvement that leads to deeper and sustained savings that does not require any external audits or certifications.
    • Software tools for energy and water management, systems and equipment management, and decarbonization.
    • DOE Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap
    • DOE Pathways to Commercial Liftoff: Industrial Decarbonization (and June 28, 2023, interim webinar presentation slides and recording), page also links to Decarbonizing Chemicals & Refining and Low-Carbon Cement sector reports. Also of interest, Pathways to Commercial Liftoff Clean Hydrogen and Carbon Management reports.

Other Programs

Other Organizations and Resources

Selected Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Provisions

Selected Inflation Reduction Act Provisions