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Cembureau: proposed ecodesign criteria should not apply to cement industry

04 April 2012, Published under Cement News

The European Commission is currently laying the groundwork for the new Ecodesign Directive, which will provide consistent EU-wide rules for improving the environmental performance of energy related products (ERPs) through ecodesign.  Cembureau, the European cement association, is challenging the Directive, which threatens to subject energy-using products such as rotary kilns used in the cement industry to the new ecodesign criteria. The association argues that as cement kilns are part of ...

IETA urges reform of EU ETS caps to restore confidence

30 March 2012, Published under Cement News

The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) has called for a reform of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to change the cap trajectory as well as to review the cap setting process. In a press release, the organisation confirmed its support for the EU ETS but said that fragmented EU and national policies are undermining its price signal. Moreover, according to IETA: “The current extraordinary economic situation is amplifying this effect. This has led to the false impression o...

European cement trends and outlook

26 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Last year saw varying cement consumption trends across European markets. Overall the region benefitted from mild winter weather and, while some countries demonstrated a continued recovery, others were constrained by government spending cuts and austerity measures. Going forward, the impact of the sovereign debt crisis is likely to have a more pronounced effect on construction activity this year, with expectations that output will reach its lowest point in 2012 before moving into positive ter...

Euro construction output rebounds in November

19 January 2012, Published under Cement News

European construction output rose by 0.8% in the euro area (EA17)  and by 0.4% in the EU27 in November 2011, compared with the previous month, data from the European Union’s statistics office, Eurostat, shows. Compared with November 2010, output in November 2011 increased by 0.2% in the euro area and by 0.7% in the EU27. Among the Member States for which data are available for November 2011, construction output rose in 11 and fell in Spain and Slovakia (both -0.7%) and Bulgaria (-0.3%)...

Cemtech Istanbul 2010

29 December 2011, Published under Cement News

Cemtech Europe was successfully held at the Swissotel The Bosphorus from 26-29 September. The event attracted 390 delegates from 40 countries, including a large representation from the Turkish cement sector. Mr Adnan Ignebekçili, Chairman of the Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association, provided an in-depth overview of the local industry, which now accounts for over 100Mta capacity and leads the world in cement and clinker exports. Other presentations covered the construction market outloo...