Category: Press releases

The UK should phase-out coal by 2023

For immediate release, Wednesday 8th February 2017 Contact  (+44) 02038 766451, dave@sandbag.org.uk for more information   8th Feb, London - In 2015, the previous Conservative government promised to phase-out unabated coal in the United Kingdom by 2025 at the...

New EU border tariffs will boost low-carbon cement

31st January, Brussels - As the EU debates whether to raise border tariffs on cement, new research by environmental think-tank Sandbag shows the proposed tariffs can create better incentives to cut cement emissions and reward companies that produce low-carbon cement....

EU power emissions fell by 4.5% in 2016

For immediate release, Wednesday 25th January 2017 Contact +44 (0)2038 766451, dave@sandbag.org.uk for more information EU power emissions fell by 4.5% in 2016 Brussels, 25/01/17 - Today, new analysis from Sandbag and Agora Energiewende shows EU power emissions fell...

MEPs vote to tackle cement's windfall profits from the ETS

MEPs vote on reforms to tackle cement sector’s windfall profits from the ETS MEPs in the European Parliament Environment Committee (ENVI), voting on amendments to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), have proposed to stop giving free allowances to several industrial...

ENVI VOTE on Phase IV ETS reform

Today’s ENVI committee vote on the EU ETS reached a last minute compromise on changes for the Phase IV of the system. The vote failed to create a well functioning market, instead binding the EU ETS to an unrealistic path inconsistent with both effective carbon pricing...