Policies that guide the transition to net-zero emission goals have significantly strengthened competitiveness, energy security and provide a solid basis for future economic prosperity. They appear as the best strategic choice to respond to multiple crises that the world is facing. As a result of these plans, a new industrial era based on zero-carbon technologies is emerging.
A tight leadership race is happening between China, the US and the EU on both the deployment and the manufacturing of zero-carbon technologies – renewable energy, battery electric vehicles and heat pumps. Countries that are at the forefront of this new industrial era are likely to shape future markets, attract investments and create thousands of new jobs.
The European Green Deal was initiated at the right time to strengthen Europe’s position in comparison to China. Without scaling up domestic production and financial support for these technologies in the next few years, the EU risks falling behind again – especially as the US’ Inflation Reduction Act will boost the US’ performance.
Our new report ‘Competing in the new zero-carbon industrial era’ compares for the first time existing data for manufacturing, deployment and investment in key decarbonisation technologies in China, European Union, United States, Japan and India. With the support of the international research group Zero Carbon Analytics, the report highlights: