ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN ASPHALT PRODUCTION: RECONCILING COST AND THE ENVIRONMENT

New UK Government legislation, now being considered, will require quarry sites to evaluate their energy requirements to find more cost-effective and environmentally friendly ways to operate. One alternative approach, previously considered too costly, is to change energy supply. This paper examines the impact of the forthcoming legislation, and outlines some of the issues to be considered by sites changing energy supply. The Pre-Budget Statement in November 1999 published the revised terms of the Climate Change Levy, which is due to be implemented from 1 April 2000. There will be a 28% reduction in the previously proposed rate of the levy, and a major concession to energy-intensive industries. The Government is also introducing incentives to consumers to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions for which they are responsible. Local authorities, offices, etc. will be given motives to reduce these emissions, but the situation is completely different for energy-intensive industries like minerals processing, lime burning, and asphalt production, for which production costs will rise. However, the Government is now offering an imaginative 80% discount in their levy rates in return for cost-effective energy-saving measures by them. The paper discusses how energy efficiency could be improved at British asphalt plants.

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  • Publication Date: 2000-1

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 27-8,31-2
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  • Accession Number: 00790280
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2000 12:00AM