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Crucial for a clean energy economy, the aluminum industry’s carbon footprint is enormous

A new report finds aluminum manufacturing worldwide emits more than a billion tons of carbon dioxide annually, as well as chemicals called perfluorocarbons that warm the planet for 50,000 years.

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Why Chinese aluminum producers emit so much of some of the world’s most damaging greenhouse gases

More than half of the aluminum in the world is produced in China, but it is responsible for 81 percent of the industry’s emissions of PFCs. Simple automation could go a long way toward cutting them.

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Why American aluminum plants emit far more climate pollution than some of their counterparts abroad

Why American aluminum plants emit far more climate pollution than some of their counterparts abroad

Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) threaten “the public health and welfare of current and future generations,” according to a 2009 determination by the EPA as part of a sweeping “endangerment finding” on greenhouse gases. But the EPA does not regulate PFCs.

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