Performance Data and Trends
Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.
The documents included on this page provide information on performance data and trends across all sectors or for any given sector. The sector pages accessed via the Sector Portal page provide links to data and trends for each sector individually.
On this page:
- Sector Performance Reports
- Energy Trends Report
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report
- Regional Case Studies
EPA’s sector performance reports provide a comprehensive picture of the environmental performance—currently and over time—of key industrial and service sectors. They are an important tool for measuring performance and for determining how EPA, the industries, and other stakeholders can collaboratively build on that progress going forward.
- 2008 Sector Performance Report
- 2008 Performance Report Supplement (PDF) (48 pp, 2.2MB, About PDF)
- 2006 Sector Performance Report (PDF) (112 pp, 17.5MB, About PDF)
- 2004 Sector Performance Report (PDF) (68 pp, 9.5MB, About PDF)
Energy Trends in Selected Manufacturing Sectors: Opportunities and Challenges for Environmentally Preferable Energy Outcomes
This report, released in March 2007, details energy consumption trends and related air emissions from the following sectors: Aluminum, Forest Products, Motor Vehicles, Cement, Iron and Steel, Motor Vehicle Parts, Chemical, Metal Casting, Petroleum Refining, Food, Metal Finishing, and Shipbuilding. These sectors collectively represent 85 percent of the industrial energy use in the United States. This report is an analytical document and does not convey Agency decision. The report's findings and policy options are based on the available data used in this analysis.
This working draft (PDF) (132 pp, 1.5MB, About PDF), released in May 2008, seeks to provide greenhouse gas (GHG) emission profiles for key sectors of U.S. industry (including indirect emissions from electricity consumption), which combined accounted for 29 percent of total U.S. GHG emissions in 2002—more than any other economic sector. Emission profiles are provided for the following key industrial sectors: Alumina and Aluminum, Chemicals, Construction, Food and Beverages, Forest Products, Iron and Steel, Lime, Metal Casting, Mining, Oil and Gas, Plastic and Rubber Products, Semiconductors, and Textiles.
- An Assessment of the Environmental Implications of Oil and Gas Production: A Regional Case Study (PDF) (115 pp, 2.2MB, About PDF) is a working draft that provides an overview of emerging oil and gas exploration and production issues in the Mountain West. Released in 2008, this report is a resource for agency and industry decision makers charged with assessing, responding to, and preventing oil and gas sector impacts. In addition, the report addresses several state, regional, and national initiatives to advance responsible oil and gas production.
- Beneficial Reuse of Industrial Byproducts in the Gulf Coast Region (PDF) (116 pp, 1.8MB, About PDF) report describes how participating sectors can turn "would-be wastes" into substitutes for raw materials and/or sources of energy. This report identifies the major industrial byproduct streams for nine major sectors that have a significant presence in the Gulf Coast region. The report summarizes state beneficial material reuse programs in that region, and offers a detailed summary of factors that support or inhibit the creation of market connections to the reuse of industrial byproducts (i.e., drivers & barriers). The report is intended to provide information to state and federal regulators, trade associations, and other stakeholders to support and promote beneficial material reuse.