Category: General

Back-loading agreed, next stop structural reform.

Structural reform of the EU ETS came one step closer today with the agreement by EU Member States to enter into informal negotiations with the European Parliament and the European Commission on the back-loading of allowances in the emissions trading scheme. This...

Has Germany benefited from the Carbon Market?

In a recent collaboration Sandbag has been working with the [Wuppertal Institute](http://wupperinst.org/en/home/ "") on a report investigating the benefits of the carbon market for Germany. Specifically this work has looked to better understand to what extend German...

EU climate policy outpaced by emissions reductions

This morning the [European Environment Agency (EEA)](http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/trends-and-projections-2013 "") published a new report estimating Europe's emissions were roughly 18% below 1990 levels in 2012, almost reaching the 20% target due in 2020. But...

The shale debate is over, now let’s talk about climate targets

A [speech given this morning](https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/the-myths-and-realities-of-shale-gas-exploration "") by Energy Secretary Ed Davey to the Royal Society should help soothe the rattled nerves of the climate movement and help bring the debate on shale...

Environment Committee gives back-loading the green light

The Environment Committee of the European Parliament today voted to support a proposal to temporarily amend the supply of emissions allowances in the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS). The proposal, better known as ‘back-loading’, has proven contentious, and failed in...