The Potential Impact of Acid Rain Legislation on the Domestic Aluminum Smelting Industry.
NTIS: PB 89-122345 :14 pages
In this report estimates are presented of the impact of the passage of five recently proposed "acid rain" bills on electric utility costs for coal-burning utilities servicing the domestic aluminum smelting industry, and on the costs of production for affected aluminum smelters. As aluminum smelting is an energy-intensive industry, domestic increases in electricity prices could affect the industry's competitiveness. Energy costs in U.S. aluminum smelting are compared to aluminum smelting energy costs in the rest-of-the- world. Governmental policies affecting these energy costs are discussed.
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 89-122345
BoM Div. of Policy Analysis