Environmental

12 April 2006

Castle blames planners for £100k pollution fine

Bungling planners cost Castle Cement a UK£100,000 fine after magistrates found it guilty of pollution in north Wales, the company claimed last week.

10 April 2006

Lafarge announces new CDM projects

Lafarge reports that its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project which substitutes alternative, biomas

10 April 2006

Cemex plant under a cloud

A group of activists say they will know in a few weeks whether the dust covering car hoods and tabletops at homes near the Ceme

06 April 2006

Plan to burn tyres and trash raises worries

A proposal to burn tyres at an eastern Ontario cement plant to create fuel is a safe one, company executives say, but environmentalists call it a hazardous idea that would poison the air over both Can

06 April 2006

EPA faces environmental challenge

Activists plan to sue the US EPA over a rare decision to invalidate a final air toxics standard for particulate matter (PM) emissions from cement kilns in favor of a less stringent rule. The EPA on M

04 April 2006

St Lawrence Cement Group – case dismissed

St. Lawrence Cement Group is pleased to announce that the pending federal court litigation in Camden, New Jersey, involving the company’s GranCem(TM) grinding facility has been dismissed. The f

03 April 2006

Cement firm fined over emissions

Castle’s Padeswood works has been fined UK£99,000 after admitting nine offences, including releasing more than the permitted amount of dioxins. Flintshire magistrates also told Castle Cement to pay £

31 March 2006

China needs plan to meet energy targets

China’s government must produce firm plans to curb energy demand growth and pollution emissions before oil markets can judge how serious the country is about meeting its targets, Credit Suisse s

30 March 2006

Vassiliko Cement to produce energy needs from waste

Vassiliko Cement, Cyprus, has intensified the drive to modernise its operations to cut costs, improve production and to produce up to 40 per cent of its energy needs from locally processed recycled wa

30 March 2006

Municipal Waste Bound for Kingston

Lafarge Canada has applied for approvals to burn waste from Ontario, Quebec, and eight US states at its cement plant in Bath. This proposal has activists worried. "The Bath Alternative Fuel project is

30 March 2006

Top builders to join with WBCSD

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development announced today that it is forming an alliance of leading global companies to determine how buildings can be designed and constructed so that the

29 March 2006

Submissions filed against Lafarge proposal

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and Gord Downie have filed an official submission to the Ministry of Environment recommending that Lafarge’s request to burn tires and other waste at its cement kiln in

28 March 2006

Cyprus piles up pollution credit

THE Electrical Authority of Cyprus (EAC) has produced several hundred thousand tonnes of carbon dioxide less than its 400,000t allowance and so it may now sell back the “pollution credits” to other co

28 March 2006

ST St. Lawrence makes peace

St. Lawrence Cement Group Inc. has settled two New Jersey state court cases involving the company’s GranCem grinding facility in Camden, N.J. The cases centred on claims by local residents, prim

27 March 2006

Carbon Credits to float?

Carbon Credits International is expected to float onto the UK AIM market within the next two months at around 45p and some analysts believe the company has potential to offer significant capital growt

27 March 2006

WWF and Bamburi Cement in conservation effort

Visiting World wide Fund for nature (WWF) Director General, Jan Leape has called on both the private sector and government to boost forests and woodlands conservation as part of the global agenda for