Aluminum Industry Reacts to New Heavy-Duty Truck Fuel Economy Standards Proposed by EPA

ARLINGTON, VA -- On June 19, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new regulations to cut greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty trucks, requiring that fleet fuel economy increase up to 24 percent by 2027.

While these proposed rules will first enter public comment period before the final version is likely released sometime in 2016, the aluminum industry is poised to assist its transportation customer base in meeting these new standards.

The Aluminum Association Joins as Exclusive Partner To ALUMINUM USA Trade Show

Dusseldorf, Germany – The new ALUMINUM USA trade show has gained a strong partner by bringing on board the Aluminum Association, the leading voice of the North American aluminum industry, as the event’s exclusive partner. The Aluminum Association will contribute concepts and ideas to the November 11-12, 2015 show in Detroit, Michigan. 

  • Convening the global industry to showcase the strength of the North American market

  • Providing benefits to Aluminum Association member companies

The Aluminum Association Statement on China’s Elimination of Export Duties Affecting Certain Aluminum Products

ARLINGTON, VA -- On May 1, the Chinese Ministry of Finance eliminated its 15 percent export duties on aluminum rods and bars (alloy and non-alloyed), and certain primary alloy.

The Aluminum Association believes that the elimination of these export duties is inconsistent with China’s policy to discourage exports of energy-intensive products, a key element of the country’s “new normal” that puts emphasis on sustainable, quality growth. The Association also sees this change as having the potential to encourage unfair trade practices in the aluminum industry.

Aluminum Association Continues Growth with New Member Additions

As Demand Picture for Industry Continues to Brighten, Association Adds Record 104th Member Company

 

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. 

Aluminum Association Statement on New Federal Building Efficiency Standards

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:

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