This reflects an increase from the 30% target originally proposed in the draft regulation released last June.
Aluminum Association President & CEO Heidi Brock commented: “The aluminium industry remains committed to the continued availability of reasonably and predictably-priced power as a cornerstone of American manufacturing. While we recognise the importance of minimising greenhouse gas emissions as a policy goal, it is critical that these decisions are made in a global context. Through voluntary efforts, the carbon impact of producing primary aluminium in North America has dropped by 37% since 1995, meaning that aluminium made here is some of the cleanest in the world. Regulations that increase the cost of electricity hurt our global competitiveness and drive aluminium production to high-carbon regions overseas.”
For more information on the North American aluminium industry’s sustainability efforts, please visit www.aluminum.org/Sustainability.