Cement production undeniably minor in EPA greenhouse gas emissions census
- Published: Monday, 10 October 2016 13:46
- Written by Concrete News
Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; CP staff
U.S. portland cement production accounted for 2.3 percent of carbon dioxide-equivalent (CO2e) emissions in EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program 2015 data. Modern kilns increasingly running on natural gas and other coal alternatives, coupled with limited offsetting import factors, appear to position the domestic cement industry favorably in a business often tagged as the source of 5 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions.