Tasmania’s Bell Bay Aluminium has said that it wants to federal government to act on over-investment and over-charging by electricity companies.
Alcoa has requested certainty in Renewable Energy Target policy as the Coalition attempts to resume negotiation with Labor over a revised RET.
Yesterday the federal government announced its proposed changes to the renewable Energy Target, which were welcomed by Alcoa’s Portland smelter.
Australia’s peak renewable energy group will support a plan to exempt the aluminium industry from the Renewable Energy Target.
The aluminium sector is to be exempted from the Renewable Energy Target, with the ALP acknowledging the industry’s contribution to regional employment.
The Point Henry smelter near Geelong will wind up its operations on Thursday after more than 50 years as an aluminium plant.
GE has put its $1.2 billion Worsley Alumina power plant on the market and is believed to be receiving interest from major infrastructure investors.
The use of aluminium in car making in the USA is apparently on the rise, though steel has the edge with incumbency and price.
A group of 25 Coalition MPs have signed a letter arguing for a cut in the Renewable Energy Target and an exemption from the scheme for aluminium smelters.
The peak lobby group for the country’s aluminium industry has argued that Parliament should do away with the carbon tax and renewable energy subsidies.
Aluminium company Boyne Smelters Limited has requested it be exempted from the Renewable Energy Target scheme, claiming jobs were at risk.
The former Hydro Aluminium Kurri Kurri smelter site which shut down in 2012 will be remediated and redeveloped.
A new, $60 million factory has been opened by Bahrain’s Midal Cables International at Tomago.
A worker at Alcoa’s Pinjarra refinery suffered severe burns from an accident involving caustic soda yesterday.
Geelong is preparing for the impact of the Alcoa Point Henry smelter’s closure.
The carbon tax has not been given by Alcoa as a reason it chose to close down its Point Henry aluminium smelter.
Speculation about the future of the Point Henry Alcoa smelter in Geelong has ended this morning, with news that the 50-year-old site will close in August.
Alcoa has reportedly given up trying to secure subsidies from the Victorian or federal governments.
Mining major Rio Tinto has sold off the majority of its stake in aluminium products maker Constellium NV for about $330 million.
Mining giant Rio Tinto will not sell its underperforming Pacific Aluminium, its Australasian aluminium assets amid the mining slowdown.