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Understanding the Energy Foot Print – Carbon

The Manufacturing Energy and Carbon Footprints provide a mapping of energy use and carbon emissions from energy supply to end use. The latest footprints are an enhancement from the previous version of Manufacturing Energy Footprints published by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Industrial Technologies Program (ITP).1Analysts and decision-makers utilize the manufacturing energy footprints to better understand the distribution of energy use in energy-intensive industries and the accompanying energy losses.  The footprints provide a benchmark from which to calculate the benefits of improving energy efficiency and for prioritizing opportunity analysis.  Greenhouse gas emissions have been added to the footprints in response to increased interest in the topic and recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations requiring reporting of emissions by many manufacturing facilities.  Improvements include the addition of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from fuel consumption, an energy use breakdown by energy type, and an analytical model that allows for customized footprints by manufacturing sector or subsector.

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