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 is developing a State Industrial Working Group with interested states to advance these goals and will engage with relevant programs and resources across agencies, organizations, and industries. Please contact or Rodney Sobin ( or Sam Cramer ( with any questions about this initiative and to join the Working Group.

New, recent, and upcoming:

  • NEXT FORUM - NASEO Industrial/Manufacturing Working Group Forum on Industrial Assessment Centers and Complementary TA Programs, May 3, 2023, 3:00-4:30 pm ET.  U.S. DOE will present on the DOE-supported Industrial Assessment Centers, including their services and planned program enhancements and expansion. The Forum will also include discussion of complementary technical assistance programs (Onsite Energy Technical Assistance Partnerships, DOE Better Plants). An IAC perspective on working with the State Energy Office is also planned to be followed by Working Group state exchange on industrial/manufacturing topics. Additional details pending. Please direct questions to  Forum limited to state participants.
  • NASEO Industrial/Manufacturing Working Group Forum: DOE Advanced Energy Manufacturing Grants and Industrial Demonstrations Programs and Connecticut Focus (March 1, 2023) - presentation and recording
  • Renewable Thermal Collaborative
  • U.S. DOE Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) FY23 Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for applied RD&D focused on cross-sector approaches for industrial decarbonization (e.g., thermal processing, low-carbon fuels utilization, and exploratory cross-sector topics) and high-GHG-emitting subsectors (e.g., chemicals, iron and steel, food and beverage, cement and concrete, and forest products). Concept papers due April 17, 2023; full applications due June 23, 2023.
  • U.S. DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement for Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Program: Financial assistance to small- and medium-sized manufacturers in energy communities to 1) establish new facilities or 2) re-equip or expand existing facilities for the manufacturing or recycling of advanced energy property. Concept papers due March 14, 2023; full applications due June 8, 2023. (See also March 1 Working Group Forum presentation and recording.)
  • U.S DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement for Industrial Demonstrations: ~$6 billion for up to 50% of the cost for first-of-a-kind or early-stage commercial-scale projects from the highest emitting industries involving cross-cutting technologies that have the greatest potential, directly or indirectly, to achieve significant decarbonization domestically and globally.  Concept papers due April 21, 2023; full applications due August 4, 2023. (See also March 1 Working Group Forum  presentation and recording.)
  • U.S. DOE Notice of Intent: State Manufacturing Leadership Program
  • U.S. DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement for Onsite Energy Technical Assistance Partnerships: To fund up to 10 Regional Onsite TAPs and a national Onsite Energy Technical Analysis and Support Center. Full applications due April 21, 2023.
  • ENERGY STAR 2022 certified plants - press release
  • U.S. Treasury Issues Guidance on 48C Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit (news release, initial guidance)

Programs and Resources

Working Group materials

  • NASEO Industrial/Manufacturing Working Group Forum: DOE Advanced Energy Manufacturing Grants and Industrial Demonstrations Programs and Connecticut Focus (March 1, 2023) - presentation and recording

U.S. Department of Energy

  • 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.
    • Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) promote and assist in transforming the market for CHP, waste heat to power, and district energy technologies/concepts throughout the United States.
    • 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

Other Programs

Other Organizations and Resources

  • Heat is Power Association is the trade association for the waste heat to power (WHP) industry that uses waste heat from industrial processes to generate electricity with no additional fuel, no combustion, and no incremental emissions.
  • Industrial Innovation Initiative (i3), convened by the Great Plains Institute and World Resources Institute in collaboration with various companies and NGO aims to advance solutions key to decarbonizing the industrial sector through policy development and implementation; technology demonstration and adoption; and demand-side market development at state, regional, and federal levels. i3 offers various resources (such as a State Best Practices Guide for Decarbonizing Industry) and hosts convenings.
  • Renewable Thermal Collaborative is a coalition for organizations that are committed to scaling up renewable heating and cooling at their facilities and dramatically cutting carbon emissions. 

Selected Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Provisions

Selected Inflation Reduction Act Provisions