UK’s cement industry slashes emissions by a quarter since 1998

A new report says the reduction in emissions was achieved largely due to businesses improving their energy efficiency credentials, using alternative feedstocks and utilising more renewable energy sources

It’s concrete – cement is responsible for 8% of global emissions

If the cement industry were a country, it would be the third largest emitter in the world

Cement sector ‘must double low carbon efforts’

The sector currently accounts for around 6% of global carbon dioxide emissions

Tech and policy solutions ‘could cut cement emissions by 24%’

The sector is the second largest industrial emitter of carbon dioxide globally

Concrete CO2 can be cut ‘if there’s an incentive’

The CO2 emissions released from concrete could be cut globally if there was an incentive to develop the materials needed. That’s according to Professor Ellis Gartner, who spoke at a conference at Imperial College London yesterday. The lecture looked at how the carbon footprint of concrete could be reduced. Mr Gartner, visiting Professor in the Department of Civil […]

Indian cement sector could see fivefold rise in emissions

India’s huge cement industry, which is expected to expand rapidly, could see a fivefold increase in its carbon emissions by 2050. That’s the prediction from the International Energy Agency (IEA) in a new report released with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, which shows how the country’s cement sector could sharply cut its emissions […]

MPs ‘have it in’ for big energy users

Claims that firms which use large amounts of energy are making “windfall profits” from Government hand-outs have been branded “misleading” by industry representatives. On Friday, MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee brought out a report which stated a pot of Treasury cash to compensate firms for new carbon taxes needed tighter controls. They suggested the […]

Carbon price plans “will undermine growth”

Taxes on carbon will make the UK an uncompetitive location for business. This is the claim of the Energy Intensive Users Group (EIUG), which represents industries that consume large quantities of energy like steel, paper, cement, aluminium and industrial gases. Last week Chancellor George Osborne announced the introduction of a floor price for carbon in […]