CEMBUREAU’s response to The Guardian’s ‘Concrete Week’
The Guardian newspaper features a series of articles this week, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation and the "100 Resilient Cities" project. The objective is to "celebrate the aesthetic and social achievements of concrete while investigating its innumerable harms" (says The Guardian).
Eurelectric and Energy-intensive industries call for an ambitious and comprehensive EU Industrial Strategy to enable industry’s contribution to the EU long-term GHG goals
Europe’s Energy-intensive (EIIs) and Electricity industries have responded to the European Commission’s call for contribution to the EU Long Term Strategy by commissioning or carrying out and publishing two critical reports, examining and explaining pathways and scenarios for long-term EU greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions in industry and power generation to enable the low-carbon transition
Energy Intensive Industries and industriAll call for an R&I Mission on Carbon Neutral Industry & Low CO2 Emission Technologies
The EU Energy Intensive Industries (EIIs) are engaged in a constructive dialogue with the EU Commission about the transition to a low-carbon economy and in this framework, they have commissioned a study to the Institute for European Studies (IES) - Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).
CEMBUREAU signs joint initiative on standardisation
CEMBUREAU signed the Joint Initiative for Standardisation in which the European Commission, EU/EFTA Member States, national and European standardisation bodies as well as industry associations participated.
ETS reform agreed: predictability and innovation seen as crucial for business
European Union negotiators agreed yesterday on a revised Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for the 2020-2030 trading period. The agreement coincides with the UN Climate Summit COP23, taking place in Bonn this month.
Mr Gonçalo Salazar Leite (Vice Chairman Secil), has been elected as President of CEMBUREAU for a two-year term at the Association's General Assembly held on 9 June in Paris (France) after having completed his mandate of Vice-President over the last two years.
EU-ETS: Ensure sufficient flexibility for free allocation share
Ecofys published a study, commissioned by CEMBUREAU, which compares and analyses the supply and demand balance in terms of the free allowances available and this for the European Commission, European Parliament and Council proposals.
Waste-to-energy in cement industry shows potential
Increasing the rate of co-processing waste in the EU28 cement industry to 60% will avoid 26 million tonnes of CO2-emissions and can reduce the costs for about €12 billion of investments in dedicated waste-to-energy incineration plants.
CEMBUREAU supports European Parliament’s decision on EU-ETS
CEMBUREAU welcomes the European Parliament decision not to deliberately discriminate between sectors and to apply a fact-based approach to policymaking. The proposals go some way to developing an EU-ETS which combines the goals of making Europe’s industry more CO2 efficient, whilst at the same time maintaining its competitiveness
The EU-ETS must maintain free allowances at the level of best-performers in order to achieve real emission reductions whilst maintaining a competitive industry in Europe. A competitive cement industry contributes to growth, jobs and innovation in Europe.
Cement production: An untapped waste management solution
Today, the cement industry has the technical potential to replace 60% of its fuels with waste and, in the future, this percentage can rise to 95%. Taking into account the amount of waste which is generated in the EU each year, the good use put to this growing amount of waste by the cement industry is a unique opportunity for waste management.