Environmental

14 December 2004

Bonemeal to fuel cement plant, UK

A cement works has been given the go-ahead to burn meat and bone meal as fuel at its South Wales plant. The Environment Agency Wales has confirmed that Lafarge Cement"s plant at Aberthaw, in the Val

13 December 2004

Historic cement plant to be demolished

The "old cement plant" located east of Dewey, Oklahoma, USA is slated for demolition over the next several weeks, officials associated with the project said recently. The former Portland Cement Factor

13 December 2004

Polluters ignore environmental laws

While a nationwide blitz in China against polluting firms across the country is paying off, environmental inspectors are still finding it an uphill fight. They say local protectionism and less-than-st

13 December 2004

Cementos Selva, accused of polluting, denies charges

District mayor Emiliano Pereyra in Peruvian department San Martín has accused cement maker Cementos Selva of pollution and is calling for an independent environmental audit on its local factory, gover

07 December 2004

Melón, Polpaico clean production agreement, Chile

Chilean cement companies Melón and Polpaico have signed a clean production agreement with the economy ministry’s national clean production council (CNPL) for the cement sector, the ministry anno

07 December 2004

Protesters demand ministry take action against petcoke usage, Jordan

According to "Jordan Times", local representatives of Fuheis staged a protest in front of the Ministry of Environment demanding that the government take immediate action to prevent the Jordan Cement F

06 December 2004

No breaking of rules for cement project, says Lafarge

Allaying apprehensions of illegal land acquisition for the US$25m limestone mining project in Meghalaya, India for its upcoming cement plant across the border in Bangladesh, a senior official of cem

06 December 2004

Cementir cement plant in South Italy seized

Cementir SpA said its cement plant in Maddaloni in Southern Italy has been seized as part of an inquiry into its extraction activities in the area. Cementir said that its extraction activities have b

01 December 2004

Companies that develop CDM methods "should be compensated"

Companies that develop methodologies used to approve emissions reduction projects under the Clean Development Mechanism should be compensated for their work.

01 December 2004

Defra welcomes voluntary changes to UK emissions trading scheme

Six leading companies involved in the UK Emissions Trading Scheme have restated their commitment to the scheme by offering to provide an additional 8.9Mt of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions reducti

29 November 2004

Finnish CO2 emissions surge

Finland’s CO2 emissions in 2003 were 20 per cent higher than in 1990, official data revealed yesterday. Finland’s target under the Kyoto Protocol is to stabilise the emissions of all six greenhouse ga

29 November 2004

Shock bills in Castle Cement case, UK

More than 36 families in Clitheroe who intended to take Castle Cement to court alleging chest complaints and other ailments could face a legal bill of up to UK£2500 each. The hefty bill follows an in

29 November 2004

Carbon credit consultancy established

Climate Focus, a new Dutch-based firm to assist governments and companies on carbon credit procurement, was established late-November. Climate Focus was founded by Adriaan Korthuis, who has headed ERU

26 November 2004

Public domain awards

Entries are now being accepted for the 2005 Public Domain awards, recognising Australia’s best use of concrete in the urban environment. Organised by Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia

25 November 2004

Cairo authorities fight back pollution

A vast cloud of pollution has descended on Cairo once more, creating health problems and challenging authorities as they seek ways to stop it coming back.

24 November 2004

Cauldon Works cements reputation for safety

Lafarge Cement UK’s Cauldon Works has been commended for its commitment to safety for the second year in a row.