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Greener fly-ash cement market to double to $47 billion in 2018 | Press Releases | Asia | Sustainable Business


Fly-ash-based cement will more than double to a $47 billion market by 2018, driven by the industry’s sustainability goals – use of fly ash is the simplest and most cost-effective option to reduce carbon emissions from cement-making. However, without new innovations, overall emissions from the cement industry could still rise by 31 per cent in five years due to increased global production, according to Lux Research.

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Reasonable people may disagree about what policies will best fight climate change. But climate science makes one thing clear: The planet must limit carbon emissions, or face a bleak future. And we will never get there unless we make policy changes that align market incentives with this goal. It’s economics 101. There’s no way to avoid making polluters pay for the damage they cause, or they’ll keep causing it. That either starts with a price on carbon or, ideally, a cap on carbon emissions.
Innovation is Not Enough: Why Polluters Must Pay — Gernot Wagner, Yale 360

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