aluminum

COMMENTARY

One of America’s last aluminum smelters just closed. Let’s rescue Kentucky’s from that fate.

BY: - February 7, 2024

Since Ford Motor Co. announced a series of major electric vehicle battery plants, anchored in Kentucky and Tennessee, regional leaders have touted Western Kentucky as fertile ground for a clean energy supply chain. Yet a critical material essential to battery production and electric vehicles — aluminum — is slipping away and is at risk of […]

Kentucky plant top emitter of potent heat-trapping gases from aluminum production

BY: - December 7, 2022

This article originally appeared on Inside Climate News,  a nonprofit, independent news organization that covers climate, energy and the environment.  It was published in partnership with NBC News and is republished with permission. Sign up for the Inside Climate News newsletter here.  ROBARDS, Ky.—As Mary and Ed Cupp drove down a country lane toward the front gate […]