2008 Industrial Technologies Market Report, May 2009

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The industrial sector is a critical component of the U.S. economy, providing an array of consumer, transportation, and national defense-related goods we rely on every day. Unlike many other economic sectors, however, the industrial sector must compete globally for raw materials, production, and sales. Though our homes, stores, hospitals, and vehicles are located within our borders, elements of our goods-producing industries could potentially be moved offshore. Keeping U.S. industry competitive is essential to maintaining and growing the U.S. economy. This report begins with an overview of trends in industrial sector energy use. The next section of the report focuses on some of the largest and most energy-intensive industrial subsectors. The report also highlights several emerging technologies that could transform key segments of industry. Finally, the report presents policies, incentives, and drivers that can influence the competitiveness of U.S. industrial firms.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages82
StatePublished - 2009

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A2-46024

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102009-2866


  • energy
  • goods and services
  • industrial sales
  • industrial sector
  • industrial technologies program (ITP)
  • industry
  • manufacturing
  • policies
  • production
  • raw materials
  • U.S.


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