Category: General

New Sandbag website!

The team has worked hard to update the content on a more dynamic and flexible platform. The new website means that we will be able to provide new insights and analysis more quickly and easily than before.

New Climate Tracker App launches in UK Parliament

Last week we released our new smartphone app with an event at the House of Lords. The app showcases three important numbers: the carbon intensity of UK electricity; the EU and UK carbon prices; and the global atmospheric CO2 concentration. We were...

New app tracks the crucial numbers in climate change

The debate continues to rage: how to make the transition to living without emitting greenhouse gases? Renewables are pitched against nuclear, Carbon Capture and Storage against energy efficiency. It’s difficult to know where to focus our efforts. At Sandbag,...

New RWE CO2 purchase policy – a technicality

So RWE announced a new CO2 purchase policy today. Who of us thought it was a big change in the way they run their business model? Ok, only a few of us! It wasn't. Virtually nothing has changed. Ignore it, it's just a technicality. If you're really...

Europe’s ten biggest carbon polluters in 2013

Press briefing from 1st April 2014 New data released by the European Commission today for the EU emissions trading scheme reveals the ten largest carbon emitters in Europe for 2013[1]. Five of the ten installations – all of which are coal or lignite fired power...

Why Sandbag?

When we set up Sandbag in 2008 we chose the name 'Sandbag' for a simple reason. To make a link between one of the likely impacts of climate change: increased flooding (thanks to changes in rainfall patterns and increased sea level) and the need for action....