Interview: Cement businesses 'frustrated' at dirty image, ready to change, says industry boss
Accounting for about 7% of the CO2 emissions in the EU, cement is one of the largest emitting industries in Europe. Its relative carbon output has decreased by only 15% since 1990, stalling in the past few years. But now the sector says it is “ready to change.” The statement is written in the first page of the Cembureau blueprint to make the cement industry carbon neutral by mid-century. Koen Coppenholle, CEO of the organisation representing the sector in the EU, tells ENDS what this change involves and why the ETS may be ditched after 2030.