Environmental

18 November 2005

Member of the FTSE4Good Index

The FTSE4Good Index responds to the rising interest of socially responsible investors. HeidelbergCement has met the specific Index criteria by transparent reporting on progress in environmental protec

17 November 2005

City Commission meets November 28

Florida: Newberry city commissioners said that on Nov. 28, they plan to cast the final vote for or against the special-use permit that would let the Florida Rock cement plant on County Road 235 double

16 November 2005

City officials debate expanding cement plant

USA: Newberry city officials deliberated for hours Monday about the proposed expansion of Florida Rock Industries’ cement plant, with experts for the company arguing for approval and some reside

16 November 2005

TCL temporarily shuts down operations

A 31 year old electrician, Sunil Balgobin, died less than 24 hours after he fell from a scaffold on Monday, while 17-year-old Dinesh Rampersad was entombed in cement on Saturday. TCL chief executive o

16 November 2005

China seeks cleaner, more efficient forms of energy

China is seeking cleaner and more efficient forms of energy as soaring oil and coal consumption poses an increasing threat to the environment and surging prices threaten to undermine economic growth.

15 November 2005

Cement Industry on track to achieve environmental objectives

The British Cement Association (BCA) has today (15 November 2005) welcomed the publication of the Environment Agency’s sector plan for the cement industry. The sector plan is an important component of

15 November 2005

Haryana seeks investment in ash based units

The Indian Haryana Power Generation Corporation (HPGC) has invited proposals from private entrepreneurs for setting up of manufacturing units of ash based products such as cement, concrete, blocks, br

14 November 2005

Lyons plant enviro debate

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment inspectors claim Cemex ran a faulty filtration system and allowed trucks to stir up dust on its property just east of Lyons based on observations f

11 November 2005

Cement firms ’must cut CO2 emissions’

UK cement producers unveiled a report on how the industry must change to help reduce its environmental and socio-economic impact last week. The report by the sustainability task force set up by indus

11 November 2005

Holcim’s Missouri plant

Construction of a US$600m cement plant that has been delayed for years by environmental lawsuits will get under way within the next six months, company officials said. Holcim said feasibility and mark

07 November 2005

EU action on sluggish uptake of pollution law

The European Commission is set to take action over member states’ slow pace of implementation on a key piece of EU environmental policy. Brussels is apparently unhappy that its 1996 Integrated Polluti

01 November 2005

CDM projects ’vital for Indonesia’

Environmentalists and economists welcomed the government’s move to establish the National Commission on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), a national authority to promote Indonesian CDM proj

01 November 2005

Alarm bells ring over cement plan

Local concern is growing about the impact of a proposed cement works expansion. Following a series of public exhibitions of plans by Cemex, owners of the Barrington quarry and works, householders have

28 October 2005

Mountain Cement Settles Environmental Suit

The Mountain Cement Company in Laramie has agreed to put a filter on one of its kilns as part of a lawsuit settlement with environmental groups. The cement company, the Sierra Club and the Biodiversit

26 October 2005

China gets tough on plant operations

China’s environment authority yesterday suspended operations at three plants and an expressway for violating the country’s environmental protection laws and regulations. "The projects sho

26 October 2005

Cement plant air pollution trial opens

Biodiversity Conservation Alliance’s lawsuit against the Mountain Cement Company began Monday with opening arguments by Biodiversity’s lawyers contending that the cement factory repeatedly violated it