The Aluminum Association applauded action by the Department of Energy providing a conditional loan of $259 million to Alcoa to support its automotive expansion in Alcoa, TN and the development of advanced vehicle technologies.
ARLINGTON, VA -- The Aluminum Association released the following statement on a new White House plan to reduce energy use at federal buildings by 2.5 percent per year between 2015 and 2025. A number of private companies that are major suppliers to the federal government – including IBM, GE and Honeywell – also announced voluntary emissions targets.
Aluminum Association President & CEO Heidi Brock remarked:
The Aluminum Association works hard every day to advocate on behalf of the $71 billion aluminum industry with policymakers and regulators across the country. Aluminum is key part of the nation's manufacturing base, generating hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs, driving innovation and increasing energy efficiency in many markets. But we need your help to make sure that policymakers understand the critical issues that impact our ability to operate.
The Aluminum Association hosted a breakfast event with members of the bipartisan Congressional Aluminum Caucus and members of the Association's Government Affairs and Environmental Committees in Washington, D.C.
The aluminum can is a package built for the circular economy. A used beverage can (UBC) serves as a “technical nutrient” as it is returned to the material stream as feedstock at the end of its useful life. Aluminum cans are recycled over and over again in a closed loop process. Aluminum is also by far the most valuable material in the recycling bin on a per ton basis.