United States Energy Policy

Energy has and will continue to be the catalyst for economic growth and prosperity. With the world's appetite for energy on the rise, forces such as increased price volatility and unreliable supply coupled with concerns about escalating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions threaten economic growth.

In the U.S., energy consumption is estimated to grow 14 percent by 2035, with fossil fuels providing 78 percent of all energy. Powering our homes, businesses and manufacturing facilities while slowing, stopping and ultimately reversing the growth of greenhouse gas emissions is one of the most daunting challenges facing our society today.


The Dow Energy Plan for America

Dow operates at the nexus of energy and manufacturing, using energy as a basic building block for modern materials that our society uses every day. As one of the largest energy users and providers of energy solutions and technologies, no one has a greater stake in the solution - or a greater ability to have an impact on - the overlapping issues of energy supply, feedstock security and climate protection than we do.

Dow envisions a renewed economic future for America. A future powered by the same clean, affordable energy that our people and factories enable through innovative technologies and expertise. This future requires a comprehensive national energy and climate change policy that optimizes fossil fuels, accelerates the development of cleaner alternatives and balances economic, environmental and security concerns. We are committed and uniquely positioned to be a key contributor to the transition to a sustainable energy future.

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Our Policy Perspectives

As the world leader in applied chemistry, Dow is uniquely positioned to drive change by delivering innovative energy and climate change solutions that contribute to human progress and the growth of a low-carbon future.

Dow Energy Plan for America
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As the world leader in applied chemistry, Dow is uniquely positioned to drive change by delivering innovative energy and climate change solutions that contribute to human progress and the growth of a low-carbon future.


Create More American Jobs Through Intelligent Natural Gas Policy

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Natural gas is an essential fuel and raw material for American Industry. It is used for heating, cooling, waste treatment and processing, and is a raw material for the manufacture of chemicals, plastics, pharmaceuticals and other products. But in order for American companies to be competitive globally, the cost of this important resource must remain relatively stable and competitive.

Natural Gas: Fueling an American Manufacturing Renaissance

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Dow believes that the United States needs a comprehensive national energy and climate change policy that focuses on four priority commitments in order to transition to a sustainable energy economy.

Leading the Way to a Sustainable Energy Future
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Dow operates at the apex of energy and manufacturing on a worldwide scale. Energy is an enabler of global economic growth, and energy efficiency remains critical to meeting the world’s energy demands. Dow’s innovation engine is driving energy solutions that meet society’s needs and provide a competitive advantage to our company and our customers.