Extinction Rebellion block entrance of East London concrete works

Activists claim the environmental impacts of concrete production are at odds with the UK’s commitment to tackle climate change

‘Concreteberg’ weighing 105 tonnes blocks London sewer

It is thought to be at least 100 metres long and the biggest blockage Thames Water has ever seen

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

‘Green graphene-based concrete could slash construction emissions’

It is said to be more sustainable, strong and durable than standard concrete

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 […]

New research aims to cut costs of wave energy generators

The University of Dundee has won a £250,000 grant for research into reducing the costs of wave energy generators and making them more efficient. It will be working on a three-year project with Pelamis Wave Power and will use the energy developer’s machine – the tubes of which are currently made from steel – and […]