Ireland – CRH benefits from CO2 emissions plan

Ireland – CRH benefits from CO2 emissions plan
Published: 24 February 2004

Under the new draft allocation plan for carbon dioxide emissions, published by the Environmental Protection Agency, CRH will be allowed to emit nearly 2.4Mt of CO2 from its four cement works.

Ireland’s two other traditional cement manufacturers Quinn Cement and Lagan Cement have been allocated 849,000t and 374,000t allowances respectively.

The size of the allowances is in line with governmental environment policy, voiced by Environment Minister Mr Cullen that industry would be given free CO2 allowances equivalent to current emissions.