Cement producers demand to Be excluded from CO2 emission rule

Cement producers demand to Be excluded from CO2 emission rule
Published: 26 November 2008

According to the head of Cement Producers Association (SPC) Andrzej Balcerek, cement plants should be excluded from the EU system of CO2 emission rights.

According to calculations prepared by the SPC, cement production in Poland will become unprofitable if the cost of CO2 emission rights reaches EUR23/t, and at EUR35, the whole production of clinker will be switched outside the EU.

The sector wishes to learn about the regulations to be valid from 2013 as soon as possible, in order to decide whether production should be continued in Poland, or transferred outside the Union.

If forced to buy emission rights, producers will not initiate most of their investments projects, according to which capacity was to be extended by 6-8Mtfor ZL3.5 billion.