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Experts Discuss How to Revitalize the Domestic Aluminum Industry

Today the BlueGreen Alliance hosted a webinar called Forging Ahead: Investing in Domestic Clean Aluminum in partnership with the Sustainable Aluminum Network. Government officials, union representatives, environmental experts, and industry representatives across the United States heard leading industrial manufacturing experts discuss the Inflation Reduction Act and its transformative power to restore the aluminum supply chain…

New Report Spotlights Urgent Need to Revitalize U.S. Aluminum Manufacturing

The BlueGreen Alliance today released Aluminum, Revitalized: Strengthening the Backbone of Our Clean Economy, a comprehensive report on how to reverse the recent decline of the U.S. aluminum industry to meet rising aluminum demand for clean energy while creating good-paying jobs, strengthening national security, and reducing industrial emissions.

Aluminum, Revitalized: Strengthening the Backbone of our Clean Economy

As one of the most important metals for modern life, aluminum is all around us. From our bridges and high-rise buildings to our smartphones and kitchen appliances, this highly durable, lightweight, and conductive material is essential. It’s also a key ingredient for achieving our climate, jobs, and national security goals. As a primary component of solar panels, power lines, electric vehicles (EVs), and other clean technologies, aluminum is a building block of our clean energy solutions.1 At the same time, producing aluminum requires a tremendous amount of energy, and globally, the sector is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As the world produces increasing amounts of this material for the clean energy economy, we must simultaneously decrease the emissions from its production in order to achieve global climate targets.

Bonneville Power Administration Costs Washington Good Union Jobs Manufacturing the Aluminum Needed to Power a Clean Future

Blue Wolf Capital Partners announced today that they would no longer pursue the purchase of the idled Alcoa Intalco smelter in Ferndale, WA, after it was clear the company would not be able to affordably purchase the clean power needed to run the facility. In response to the announcement, the BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director Jason Walsh.

BlueGreen Alliance Responds to Biden Tariff Announcement

President Biden today announced increased tariffs on electric vehicles, steel and aluminum, solar panels, and other goods from China and underscored how the tariffs will help protect U.S. workers from unfair trade practices. Following the announcement, the BlueGreen Alliance released a statement from Executive Director Jason Walsh.

Manufacturing a Cleaner Planet – Part Two

The first Earth Day was observed in 1970. Even then, early environmental activists understood the value of labor in their endeavors for a cleaner earth. Former United Autoworkers President Walter Reuther was an integral part to this important holiday. President Biden and Congressional Democrats continued this legacy by passing the most pro-labor pro-environmental laws in U.S. history.