Albanese: the first of the 'dirty dozen' falls

The downfall of Rio Tinto CEO Tom Albanese – listed as one of the 'dirty dozen lobbyists' in Australia – should serve as a wake-up call that aluminium smelting is not a prize anyone should lust over.

Last week the business section of newspapers was filled with commentary on the sacking of Rio Tinto’s CEO Tom Albanese, due largely to the poor performance of Rio’s aluminium business. What was missed is that the illusory lustre of aluminium has not just brought Albanese down, but has also blinded governments on addressing climate change. 


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