NADCA and CMETT Case Western Reserve University are sponsoring an Energy Efficiency Workshop: Effects of Cap & Trade on Die Casting on November 17 at Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac, Wi.
The event currently includes six presentations as well as a tour of Mercury Marine. The keynote presentation, by NADCA's project engineer Alex Monroe, is an overview of the effects of cap and trade, greenhouse gas and carbon footprints on die casting. The presentation will discuss the cap and trade bill, The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, which was recently passed in the House of Representatives. As a result of the bill's provisions, energy costs will dramatically increase for all die casters in the coming years. Energy efficiency programs in plants will be critical to adapt to this tough legislation. This presentation will give an overview of this cap and trade bill, identify the greenhouse gases emitted by die casters and address how to calculate one's carbon footprint in order to reduce energy costs.