Dow and the science of applied chemistry are making a difference in how we enhance energy sources, optimize use and minimize energy losses. Making a difference in how we enhance energy sources, optimize use and minimize losses means developing products, processes and perspectives that address the areas of greatest need and opportunity for the world.
Today, buildings, transportation and industry and the related power generation needed to supply them account for the vast majority of global energy consumption and its corresponding CO2 emissions. According to the International Energy Agency development and deployment of new low carbon energy technologies can result in energy use that is one-third lower than otherwise projected demand across all three sectors by 2050.
Many of Dow's energy solutions are connected to three critical market opportunities:
While global demand for energy continues to accelerate, continued security and prosperity for the human family means developing, investing and optimizing the full spectrum of energy options—from efficiency and conservation, solar and other renewables, nuclear and clean coal to additional oil and gas production, which are the building blocks that will lead us to a next-generation low-carbon economy
More than 95 percent of all the products in use today are possible thanks to the contributions of modern applied chemistry. Dow is uniquely positioned to connect the science and technology of chemistry solutions to the energy solutions of tomorrow, including the energy innovations not yet imagined
How we use energy and slow growth of energy consumption will have a dramatic impact on our energy future. At the heart is energy efficiency – the quickest, cheapest and easiest solution. Effective efficiency and conservation programs can significantly decrease our energy use and impact greenhouse gas reductions