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EPA proposes updates and deadline extension

26 June 2012, Published under Cement News

In response to a federal court ruling and data from industry, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing changes to its 2010 air standards for the US  cement industry. The proposal would continue the significant emission reductions from the 2010 standards while providing industry additional compliance flexibilities, including more time to implement the proposed updates by extending the compliance date for existing cement kilns from September 2013 to September 2015. I...

PCA: modest cement demand growth for 2012, greater growth beyond

01 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Stronger than expected job creation and the beginning of a construction industry recovery means gains in real construction spending will materialise this year—after seven years of consecutive declines.  According to the new forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA), increases in cement consumption will follow. PCA revised its fall forecast upward, anticipating a modest 3.7 per cent increase in 2012, followed by a 7.6 per cent jump in 2013 and a 14.1 per cent increase in 2014.  T...

Cement industry honours 2012 leaders in environmental improvement

25 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Four cement plants received special recognition for their commitment to improving the environment and their communities at the Eleventh Annual Cement Industry Environment and Energy Awards, presented by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) and Cement Americas magazine at PCA's Spring Meeting in Chicago, 16 April 2012. The awards honour individual cement facilities that exemplify the spirit of continuous environmental improvement and support this spirit with action. Nineteen cement plants...