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Pathways to Decarbonization: A North American Aluminum Roadmap

A new report from environmental consulting firm ICF and the Aluminum Association lays out theoretical pathways to achieve industrywide carbon emission reductions consistent with the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Net Zero by 2050 goals. 

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Aluminum Week: Decarbonization Roadmap Drives Industry Sustainability Discussion

The release of the association’s decarbonization roadmap continued to drive media attention this week with stories in Bloomberg and S&P Global on industry efforts to reduce emissions through new investment, technology and scrap usage. Learn more below.

Record Recycling Jobs, Economic Output for U.S. Aluminum

A 2024 study shows found that the U.S. aluminum industry directly employs more than 164,000 workers and drives $92 billion in direct economic output.

U.S. Aluminum Drives Modern Manufacturing

Over the past decade, the aluminum industry has invested more than $10 billion in U.S. manufacturing to support growing demand for the metal. 

Aluminum Carbon Footprint Cut in Half Over 30 Years

A third-party, critical-reviewed life cycle assessment (LCA) report found that the carbon footprint of aluminum production and recycling in North America was cut in half since 1991.

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U.S. Aluminum Industry Meets Growing Demand While Decreasing Impact

The U.S. Aluminum Industry Sector Snapshot report shows positive environmental impact trendlines for the U.S. aluminum industry on virtually every measure since the 1990s. Notably, aluminum producers have accomplished this during a period when demand for the metal has grown by more than 25 percent domestically.

Report Details Pathways to Reduce Emissions, First Mover Advantage for North America

Improved Trade Monitoring and Targeted Enforcement Still Needed to Combat Unfairly Traded Metal

New Economic Impact Report Shows Decade Highs in Some Sectors, Declines in Others

President Biden’s Call for Enhanced Section 301 Tariffs Consistent with Aluminum Association Position

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