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Can the US lead on clean aluminum? Ford, GM and others hope so

A group of 14 major aluminum buyers wants the U.S. to invest in low-carbon production of the metal, which is vital for EVs, solar panels and many other products.

By Alison F. Takemura  . 

Two workers in safety gear ride in a small motorized vehicle inside a large factory
Century Aluminum's plant in Hawesville, Kentucky halted operations in June 2022. (Luke Sharrett/The Washington Post/Getty Images)