Category: CCS

Green taxes are not killing UK steel

The primary reason for the raft of steel plant closures over the past month is the slowdown in construction in China, not the small increases in electricity costs caused by green levies. Electricity costs are only ~6% of the costs of steel production,[1] and the...

Putting CO2 into the circular economy

Last week, Sandbag submitted its response to the Commission’s Consultation on the Circular Economy, drawing attention to the understated potential of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and mineralisation technologies to close the carbon loop and recycle wastes...

A reality check for the UK's carbon budgets

Today Sandbag published its official submission to the Climate Change Committee's Call for Evidence regarding the 5th Carbon Budget. Our submission leads with the recommendation that the Carbon Budgets should shift to full territorial accounting of...

Restarting Europe's drive for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), a variety of processes for extracting CO2 from large point sources and permanently storing it, has been recognised by the European Commission since the 2008 Impact Assessment as an essential part of Europe’s low carbon pathway....