At the Global Clean Energy Action Forum in Pittsburgh, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the launch of the “Industrial Heat Shot™”, the latest in its line of Energy Earthshot™ initiatives. Energy Earthshots seek to “accelerate breakthroughs of more abundant, affordable, and reliable clean energy solutions” to combat the climate crisis, amongst other things. First announced in June 2021, past initiatives include:
With these goals in motion, the recently announced Industrial Heat Shot seeks to further pursue clean energy by developing cost-competitive solutions for industrial heat with at least an 85% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. These initiatives are national in scope and reflect a drastic change in attitudes regarding the importance of clean energy solutions. It remains to be seen how these initiatives will impact energy industries within different regions of the nation.