Ministry to assess environmental impact of coal use in cement companies

Environment Minister Khaled Fahmy has agreed to assess the environmental impact of 7 out of 19 cement companies that have conducted studies to use coal as an alternative source of energy.
The minister told the MENA news agency that the approved studies included ways of reducing greenhouse gases, as the ministry requested.
Fahmy said the ministry is also working on the climate change issue, which will be discussed at the Paris summit later this year, as well as the annual slash and burn method used in the rice industry.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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