Department of Energy Recognizes Advantages of Aluminum Through $259 Million Conditional Loan

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. 

Brock Talks Aluminum’s Role in U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance at CIAC

Aluminum Association President & CEO Heidi Brock recently highlighted an emerging trend in the U.S. economy - the resurgence of American manufacturing - during the Canadian International Aluminum Conference in Montreal.

Aluminum Association Applauds Signing of Maryland Recycling Bill

ARLINGTON, Va.
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has signed into law a measure that will increase access to recycling in multifamily dwellings.

Under Maryland law, an apartment building or condominium containing more than ten dwellings is required to have recycling available to residents.

Aluminum Industry Engaged in Ohio Landfill Legislation to Promote Environmental Protection and Business Growth

ARLINGTON, Va.
As testimony continues on Ohio Senate Bill 294, the aluminum industry is working with Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and key legislative offices to promote environmental protection, good governance and business.

Aluminum Association Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy

"The U.S. aluminum industry is a great example of an industry providing a positive economic impact while mitigating negative environmental impacts."

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Vice President for Environment, Health and Safety Charles Johnson testified before the House of Representative's Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy. The Association's testimony was related to the discussion draft bill entitled "The Increasing Manufacturing Competitiveness through Improved Recycling Act of 2012."

Statement on President Obama's Climate Change Plan

From Heidi Biggs Brock, President of the Aluminum Association

"The aluminum industry is aggressively working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The industry has proactively taken steps in recent years to reduce its own carbon footprint by cutting North American perfluorocarbon (PFC) emissions by 85% since 1991. The unique characteristics of aluminum make it the material of choice for many applications developed specifically to improve energy efficiency, from cool metal roofs to light weight automotive parts that reduce the consumption of fuels.

The Aluminum Association Congratulates Gina McCarthy as New EPA Administrator

The Aluminum Association would like to congratulate Gina McCarthy on her recent confirmation as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. The Association has a long-standing and productive relationship with Administrator McCarthy working on clean air regulations impacting the aluminum industry during her tenure as head of the Office of Air and Radiation. We look forward to continuing and strengthening this working partnership in order to reach our mutual goals of increasing sustainability in the aluminum industry while mitigating environmental challenges.

The Aluminum Association Signs MOU with the Aluminium Association of India

HYDERABAD, India, December 8, 2011 (News Release) - The Aluminum Association today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Aluminium Association of India.

New EPA/NHTSA Heavy Truck Regs Tout Aluminum as the #1 Material to Boost Fuel Economy and Cut Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C., New commercial vehicle fuel economy regulations announced by the Obama Administration and embraced by truck and engine manufacturers, as well as by environmental groups, show aluminum above all other materials as having the greatest potential to  safely reduce vehicle weight to boost fuel economy and cut emissions.

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