Chart: Which sectors are the biggest industrial… | Canary Media

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Overall, the U.S. industrial sector is now the country’s second-largest source of CO2 emissions, after transportation. In a recent report, Rhodium Group analysts estimated that heavy industry is on track to be the highest emitter in the next decade, driven largely by rising emissions from chemicals and oil and gas refining.

While cement manufacturing and steelmaking are also notoriously carbon-intensive processes, they are comparatively smaller sources of direct U.S. industrial emissions. A simple reason why is that the United States churns out staggering volumes of chemicals and fuels every year, more than other industrial products — and more than most other nations, for that matter.

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