Climate policies ‘not primary cause’ of UK cement decline

Recession, labour costs and volatility in coal and gas prices have been the main drivers behind the domestic cement industry’s deterioration, research has found

by Paul Hatchwell
Wider economic factors have caused cement's decline, though lack of compensation for the carbon price floor and EU ETS will be increasingly challenging. Photograph: 123RF
Wider economic factors have caused cement's decline, though lack of compensation for the carbon price floor and EU ETS will be increasingly challenging. Photograph: 123RF

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