CSHub Investments’ Ripple Effect

A new roadmap shows how European Union cement interests, with much customer assistance, can clip carbon dioxide output from 1990 levels by 80 percent at mid-century. The ambitious goal fits the European Cement Association, based in Brussels—ground zero of carbon trading schemes, voluntary initiatives and regulatory pursuits aimed at net CO2 emissions reduction across the business and consumer landscape. It hinges on improvements in fuel- and energy-intensive cement milling, coupled with promotion of the energy or fuel efficiency inherent in concrete building and transportation slabs or structures.

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Report finds hardscape units underpinning good landscape market outlook

Sources: Freedonia Group, Cleveland; CP staff

With the tailwind of a home building rebound from low 2012 base levels, U.S. demand for landscaping products is projected to grow 6.9 percent per year through 2017, to $6.5 billion—a welcome projection for producers and suppliers who have seen a slow recovery from the 2007-2009 recession.

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