“Obama vows drastic emissions cut, gets little back from China in new deal” – KCA News Info, 12 November 2014

Earlier this month, President Obama revealed that the US and China have been in secret talks about a climate accord between the two nations. According to the agreement, the US’s new goal is to curb greenhouse gas emissions by a … Continue reading

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“As aluminum market shifts to deficit, all eyes on China” – Reuters, 1 September 2014

The aluminum market has finally reached a deficit, rather than a supply overflow. This is due in large part to a strong London Metal Exchange (LME) price — now trading at almost $2,100 per metric ton, the highest since 2013 … Continue reading

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Climate Change and the Global Aluminum Industry — the Role of China

In reference to our previous post last month on China’s role in the global economy, “China Weighs Environmental Costs”, consider the following THREE facts: 1. China is now the world’s largest producer (> 50%) of primary aluminum using mostly (> … Continue reading

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“China Weighs Environmental Costs” – Wall Street Journal, 23 July 2013

China’s growing economy has had a severely negative impact on its environment. As a tactic to reverse the threats of climate change, the Chinese Government announced it would “name and shame” China’s worst cities and factories into publicly revealing their … Continue reading

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