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2013 T2 GHG Report

2013 T2 GHG Report

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API-commissioned report on GHG-cutting investments by sector.
API-commissioned report on GHG-cutting investments by sector.

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This report provides estimates of the investments made from 2000 through 2012 in
various greenhouse gas emission reduction technologies. Estimates are provided for the oil and
gas industry, other private sector companies, and the Federal Government.
North American investments in GHG mitigating technologies are estimated to have
totaled $336.3 billion (2010 dollars) between 2000 and 2012.2

Figure ES-1 summarizes these
greenhouse gas mitigation investments by investor type and by technology category. Over the
2000 – 2012 period, the U.S. based oil and natural gas industry invested an estimated $165.4
billion in GHG mitigating technologies including shale gas, or $81.0 billion without shale gas
investments, other U.S. based private industries invested an estimated $91.2 billion, and the
Federal Government invested an estimated $79.7 billion.
Major investments by the oil and natural gas industry included shale gas (especially over
the 2009-12 period), efficiency improvements including combined heat and power, and
advanced technology for vehicles. Investments in wind, biofuels and solar were also made.
Other private industries’ major investments included advanced technology vehicles, efficiency
improvements in electricity generation, biofuels, wind and solar. The Federal Government has
spread investment across all technology categories with major investments in energy efficient
lighting, wind, solar, biofuels and basic research. Significant investments in renewables and
efficiency were made between 2009 and 2012 as part of the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). In earlier periods, federal spending was more heavily
focused on early-stage development investments, particularly at the basic research stage. Now
it includes later stage and commercial plants, such as the Section 1603 direct grants to wind
energy facilities in lieu of tax credits.

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