Environmental

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

25 October 2005

Holcim Awards competition goes global

Following five regional competitions, 15 Award-winning projects will now compete in the first global Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects. The global phase of the competiti

25 October 2005

Cement dust affects Ilang power barge

The Philippine National Power Corporation (NPC) has reportedly threatened to pull out the power barge supplying additional power to Davao City because its engines is being destroyed by cement dust ema

21 October 2005

Ube to use more waste plastics as fuel

Ube Industries Ltd, Japan, is preparing to procure more waste plastics which can be recycled into fuel for cement kilns, by expanding the plastic-crushing facilities at its cement plant in Kanda, Fuku

20 October 2005

EC to issue national CO2 allocation plan guidelines by end-2005

The European Commission is to issue guidelines to European Union member states on how to interpret the emissions trading scheme law for the next round of national CO2 allowance allocation plans by end

20 October 2005

Berrima alternative fuel approval

Bluecircle Southern Cement at New Berrima has been granted permission to use alternative fuels in its everyday operations after nearly a three year campaign. Following an assessment by an independent

19 October 2005

Lafarge names sustainable development chief

Lafarge has appointed Olivier Luneau senior vice president in charge of sustainable development and public affairs, the group said on October 18, 2005. Luneau will report directly to the CEO. He succe

18 October 2005

Plants top list of worst polluters

Oxford County’s largest polluters are its three largest, according to a PollutionWatch ranking. The annual ranking of polluters is based on data the companies themselves submit annually to the federal

18 October 2005

Gujarat Ambuja wins Asian CSR award

Gujarat Ambuja Cement Ltd (GACL) today said it has won the Asian Corporate Social Responsibility Award (Asian CSR) 2005 for an initiative for corporate sustainable development. Gujarat Ambuja said it