Europacable – Europacable welcomes the European Parliament’s inclusion of aluminium in the Critical Raw Materials Act


Yesterday the European Parliament voted to include aluminium in the Strategic Raw Materials List of the Critical Raw Materials Act. 


The Parliament’s move mirrors the decision taken by Member States in late June. This is the result of an advocacy campaign led by European Aluminium and other 11 industry associations, including Europacable targeting key Members of the European Parliament.

It is an important achievement for the European cable industry which will help it have access to a secure, diversified, affordable and sustainable supply chain. Aluminium is critical for cable manufacturers: 90% of distribution power cables and 70% of land transmission cables have an Aluminium conductor.

As for next steps, Europacable looks forward – together with its industry partners – to the start of trilogue negotiations among the European Parliament, the Spanish Presidency of the Council and the European Commission to confirm the inclusion of aluminium in the proposal.



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