The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has pledged to step up the pace in terms of reaching net zero by launching a new alliance aimed at reducing industrial greenhouse gas emissions. The 13 major companies that have joined the Alliance for Industry Decarbonisation have committed to decarbonising their industrial value chains. “Climate action needs industry leaders,” said Francesco La Camera, IRENA’s Director-General. “This alliance stands for the growing commitment of global industry to act on decarbonisation and unlock opportunities that come with a green industrialisation through renewables and other transition-related technologies like green hydrogen.” The alliance, launched on 1 September, noted that industry accounts for about a quarter of global GDP and about 28% of greenhouse gas emissions. Along with Siemens Energy, IRENA’s co-founder of the alliance, companies involved include Tata Steel, EDF Renewables, Tatanga Energy and Enel Green Power. Membership is open to firms and stakeholders that are either intensive energy users or have expertise in energy transition.
— IRENA (@IRENA) September 1, 2022