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

The aluminum industry’s decline is risks hobbling Kentucky’s clean energy supply chain as the electric vehicle industry should be taking off. Electric cars, above, charged at a public charging station in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Since Ford Motor Co. announced a series of major electric vehicle battery plants, anchored in Kentucky and…

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Chinese power shortages could mean boost for American aluminum producers

China is facing an energy crisis. The global industrial power produces about 56 percent of its electricity through thermal production methods, utilizing coal, much of which is imported from Australia. The energy shortage has resulted in significant impact to China’s manufacturing sector in the three main industrial provinces – Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guangdong – as…

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