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Santo Domingo.-  CEMEX Dominicana on Friday said it continues to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its entire production processes, by measuring the carbon footprint based on international standards and the Basel Accords.

It said carbon dioxide emissions have fallen by 9.36% per ton of cement thus far, practically surpassing its 2015 local target of a 10% cut based on the 2006baseline.

CEMEX, which won the Environment Ministry’s National Clean Production Award this year, said despite aiming to reach a 23% use of alternative fuels to produce cement by 2020, that figure is currently at 26%, for which its new goal is 29%.

The company’s latest results were disclosed at a seminar hosted by the Export and Investment Center (CEI-RD), the National Climate Change Council and the Dominican Exporters Association (ADOEXPO).

In the activity supported by the Latin America Economic and Caribbean Commission (ECLAC), CEMEX also provided figures in its progress toward environmental controls for emissions of dust, gases, solid waste and wastewater, with an investment of around US$2.0 million.

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Written by: josean, 31 Dec 2012 1:01 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


They could use the USELESS METRO to deliver and count down even further!

Written by: Danilo, 31 Dec 2012 2:36 PM
From: Dominican Republic, SDQ --- VIGILADOR.COM (Beta) - Vigilando nuestra Quisqueya
Good job Cemex! Teach us how to protect our environment!

Don't pay attention to Joseano, he's just depressed, negative and hopeless. He's most likely interned at a psych ward, which explains why he's on DT all day.
Written by: dreadlocks, 31 Dec 2012 3:25 PM
From: United States
says Danilo

Written by: Danilo, 31 Dec 2012 2:36 PM
From: Dominican Republic,
Good job Cemex! Teach us how to protect our environment!

Don't pay attention to Joseano, he's just depressed, negative and hopeless. He's most likely interned at a psych ward, which explains why he's on DT all day.

i hope that this is good news. i really do. but i am not like Danilo, who starts to celebrate before he has the facts.. do we know if this improvement means that we are now in compliance with acceptable levels? we may have improved by 28%, or whatever, but how do we know that we are not still behind? what if we needed to improve by 45% to meet spec? do you know what the baseline figures should be, or do you just love to celebrate?
Written by: CarlosFranco, 31 Dec 2012 5:00 PM
From: United States, Brooklyn


want to truly save the environment. Kick the Haitians out and shoot tree cutters.

Written by: josean, 31 Dec 2012 5:48 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

Dr.Dread,

Danilo is just a MINDLESS Hopeless Knee-Jerk PURPLE Clapping Seal, and heavy on the JERK Part!

Written by: RoyStone, 1 Jan 2013 7:12 AM
From: Australia
The reality is, cement production requires huge amounts of energy, which usually comes from burning fossil fuels, producing huge amounts of CO2.
Written by: gmiller261, 1 Jan 2013 9:18 AM
From: United States

What a joke, as you see the drivers throwing garbage out their windows as they drive by.

Written by: pelaut, 1 Jan 2013 10:12 AM
From: United States
"9.36% per ton of cement" is 9.36% for producing cement period, which is 9.36% reduction period.

Goofy quotes of statistics liike this make me think the whole thing is made up by some low level clerk instructed by higher ups to account for US$2 million missing.
Written by: dreadlocks, 1 Jan 2013 1:44 PM
From: United States
pelaut, i have long since learned to ignore every statistic that comes with any official press release here. they are, more often or not, total fabrications.
Written by: stillhere, 1 Jan 2013 2:09 PM
From: Dominican Republic


This sounds like they are about to give themselves another award of some kind...

Written by: RoyStone, 1 Jan 2013 7:03 PM
From: Australia
Dready,
64.3% of all statistics are pulled out of the air.
(including this one)
Written by: RoyStone, 1 Jan 2013 7:04 PM
From: Australia
Looks like it, Stillhere,
or avoiding being fined!
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