The global steel industry is leading source of industrial climate pollution. Mighty Earth is asking the entire steel industry to do its part to tackle the climate crisis and set a new standard for low carbon steel-making and commit to carbon neutrality. 

Reports

Construction Destruction: The Hidden Carbon Costs of Dirty Steel


November 2018

Report exposes the enormous carbon footprint of steel used in green construction. The global steel industry emits 2.3 gigatons of carbon dioxide each year – equivalent to the emissions from 569 coal plants.

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Cold Steel Hot Climate: The World’s Biggest Untapped Clean Energy Opportunity


October 2018

First of its kind report analyzes the opportunities for the steel sector to take climate action. The report shows that no company is better positioned to radically change the steel sector than North Carolina's Nucor Corporation.

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Updates

World Green Building Council Sounds the Alarm on Embodied Carbon


Without urgent action immediately, embodied carbon will be responsible for at least half of total new construction emissions between now and 2050. There is no time to lose.

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New Report: Steel Industry Vulnerable, Must Prepare for Decarbonization


Top 20 companies are not on pace to hit critical emissions reductions needed for 1.5-degree threshold

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Mighty Earth to Help Set Environmental, Climate Standards for Steel


Environmental organization joins ResponsibleSteel, which will set standards and certification plans for industry by 2020

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Largest Steelmaker in the World Sets Carbon Neutrality Goal for Europe


The largest steelmaker in the world, ArcelorMittal, which is responsible for approximately 0.7 percent of all global carbon emissions, has set a goal of achieving carbon-neutral operations in Europe by 2050.

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Cement is leading on climate and steel is falling behind


As the heavy industry sector makes progress on emissions, steel is a notable laggard

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Skanska UK Pledges Zero Emissions by 2045, Leads Construction Industry in Climate Commitments


This pledge from Skanska UK demonstrates that there are clear pathways to achieving zero emissions in the construction sector and, by proxy, in the heavy industrial sector

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Is Nucor falling behind on decarbonization trend in steel industry?


Today during Nucor Corporation's (NUE) annual meeting of stockholders, investors and media are likely to hear highlights of the "record year" that the company had in 2018: record earnings, high performing stock price, leadership in key markets, and new facilities.

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World’s Largest Cement Company Embraces Clean Energy


Announcement indicates growing momentum in the fight to decarbonize heavy industry. For the second time in this month, a top-heavy industrial company announced a major clean energy contract for one of their facilities. 

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New Announcements Show Progress Toward Sustainable Steel


Two exciting and unprecedented climate announcements were made by the world's largest steel company this week, ArcelorMittal.

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Not-So-Green Buildings: New Report Uncovers Construction Industry’s Dirty Secret


Today, at the largest conference in the U.S. dedicated to green building, Mighty Earth released a new report exposing the enormous carbon footprint of steel used in green construction. The global steel industry emits 2.3 gigatons of carbon dioxide each year – equivalent to the emissions from 569 coal plants

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Clean energy advocates gather in Charlotte, NC for launch of Stainless: The 100% Clean Energy Steel Campaign


Earlier this week, more than 30 people gathered at Birdsong Brewing in Charlotte, NC for the launch of Stainless: The 100% Clean Energy Steel Campaign.

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Steel Industry Found to Cause As Much Pollution as 569 Coal Power Plants


Today, a first of its kind new report analyzing the opportunities for the steel sector to take climate action. The report shows that no company is better positioned to radically change the steel sector than North Carolina’s Nucor Corporation (NUE)

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