LONDON (Reuters) - Aluminium is one of the materials benefiting from the greening of the world's economy.
Lightweight and durable, it has been making steady inroads into the transportation sector in particular and enjoys one of the strongest usage profiles of any industrial metal.
But what promoters such as the Aluminium Association dub “the miracle metal” has a dirty little secret.
To produce the stuff requires a lot of electricity and in many parts of the world that electricity is generated by coal, every environmentalist’s bogey fossil fuel.
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