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.