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Europe’s energy-intensive industries coping with covid crisis while trying to stay on sustainable path

Europe’s industry has significant challenges today. We are fortunate that the European Union provides a robust policy framework for industry that covers many themes: climate change, energy efficiency, renewable energy, air pollution, circular economy, energy security, resources efficiency, decarbonisation (or carbon neutrality) and competitiveness being the most relevant. Today, all Europeans also…

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Defining Carbon Neutrality: Not as Simple as It Might Seem
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Defining Carbon Neutrality: Not as Simple as It Might Seem

How to understand the terms ‘decarbonization’ and ‘carbon neutrality’? It is not about removing carbon itself – it is the combination of carbon and oxygen (carbon-dioxide) which yields harmful…

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Europe’s steel industry and the need to decarbonise
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Europe’s steel industry and the need to decarbonise

A recent article by Ben Jones in the Financial Times (Europe’s steel industry needs a credible plan to go green, August 6, 2020) discussed the problems that the steel industry is having in reducing…

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Ceramics industry and the transition to a Circular Economy
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Ceramics industry and the transition to a Circular Economy

The EU ceramics industry is a world leader in producing value added, uniquely designed, high quality ceramic products manufactured by flexible and innovative companies, the majority of which are SMEs.…

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EUROPEAN ALUMINIUM: sustainable industrial recovery plan
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EUROPEAN ALUMINIUM: sustainable industrial recovery plan

EUROPEAN ALUMINIUM provides a set of recommendations for a sustainable industrial recovery plan   The aluminium industry has traditionally been considered strategic in Europe, however, 2019 data…

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CEMBUREAU’s roadmap towards #Cement2050 – a Carbon Neutrality Roadmap
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CEMBUREAU’s roadmap towards #Cement2050 – a Carbon Neutrality Roadmap

The European Cement Association, CEMBUREAU, the representative organisation of the cement industry in Europe and spokesperson for the cement industry before the EU institutions and other public…

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Q&A: Why cement emissions matter for climate change
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Q&A: Why cement emissions matter for climate change

A builder directs wet concrete from a cement truck into the foundations of a large building. Credit: Peter Righteous/Alamy Stock Photo. First published here. If the cement industry were a country,…

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