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Heavy industry energy evolves toward cleaner fuels

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Heavy industry energy evolves toward cleaner fuels

  • New industry is attracted to regions with access to abundant, affordable energy, an able workforce and balanced policies
  • Electricity and natural gas are manufacturers’ fuels of choice because of their convenience, versatility and lower direct emissions
  • Climate policies boost natural gas demand in mature markets; air quality management spurs switching from coal to natural gas in China
  • Abundant natural gas supplies give manufacturers a competitive edge in Africa, the Middle East and parts of Latin America
  • Coal’s use declines in China but doubles in coal-producing India and emerging Asia
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