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California’s changing climate

23 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The US state of California has long been a frontrunner in the development of legislation to curb CO2 emissions and climate change. This article explains the Golden State’s regulatory approach and gives it a regional and global context. By Stephen J Orava and Clinton R Long, King & Spalding, USA. California has an extensive approach when dealing with GHG gases in the cement industry As the eighth largest economy in the world, the US state of California has emerged as an important...

Cementos Argos

23 December 2015, Published under Cement News

In recognition of the company’s role in promoting climate protection, Cementos Argos was invited to address those attending the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) earlier this month. During one of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda’s (LPAA) thematic days at the event, Jorge Mario Velásquez, president of Cementos Argos, spoke on behalf of the cement industry, outlining the actions taken by the company to reduce CO 2 and support green initiatives. According to Mr Velásquez, Cementos Argos pro...

Demand for fossil fuels set to decline as investors consider world’s fuel choices at COP21

02 December 2015, Published under Cement News

As the word’s decision makers are preparing to gather at the COP21 climate talks in Paris, investors consider the long-term prospects and risks of the fuel choice made in power generation and other industries. Allianz, Europe’s biggest insurer, has said in support to COP21 that it will reduce its coal investments and double its renewables spending from about EUR2bn (US$2.1bn). The move is to “send a signal to our branch and to capital markets,” said Allianz’s chief investment officer, Andr...

UltraTech Cement

01 December 2015, Published under Cement News

UltraTech has been awarded a position on the Indian Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) in recognition of the quality of the climate change related information it provides to investors and the global marketplace. The news comes just weeks ahead of COP21, the UN climate change conference, when national leaders meet to agree a global deal to reduce carbon emissions and limit temperature warming. According to the company, it has earned its place on the index by disclosing high-quality...

Cemex recognised by CDP among top 10 for climate change transparency

04 March 2015, Published under Cement News

For the third consecutive year, Cemex has been recognised in the CDP Latin America Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) as one of the top eight companies in data disclosure related to environmental and CO2 emissions performance. CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is an international, not-for-profit organisation providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. The CDP has as its main objective to pro...

EU ETS: cement sector included on EU carbon leakage risk list

10 November 2014, Published under Cement News

On 27 October, the European Commission adopted the list of sectors expected to be at risk of carbon leakage, which will be applicable for the period 2015-19. The list includes the cement industry, a fact welcomed by Cembureau, the European cement producers’ association. “The risk of carbon leakage has increased since 2009 as a direct result of the reduction in the competitiveness of the European cement industry because of the deep economic crisis and rising energy and electricity costs. The ...

Cemtech and CO2

05 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Dr Clark particularly enjoyed the Cemtech Asia conference in Kuala Lumpur in June and also the three-day technical training workshop that immediately followed the main event. However, preparations for the workshop and readings on other industries call into question where things are leading with regard to CO2 emissions. Sustainability and CO2 emissions were some of the key issues discussed during the Cemtech Asia 2014 conference. Pictured: Numpol Limprasert of Siam Cement explains h...