Category: UK

The UK’s carbon price is under threat

The UK’s carbon price is under threat

Sandbag’s new report shows the Carbon Price Support, a tax of £18 per tonne of CO2, has caused UK coal emissions to fall 66% this year. But now some industry voices are calling for the tax to be scrapped. Please help Sandbag persuade the government to keep the Carbon...

An £800m pay-out for diesel?

An £800m pay-out for diesel?

** Amended at 15:00 for "up to" 4.0GW of diesel; also at 20:00 to explain why we suspect undefined plant to be diesel. So, last Friday, National Grid told us who will be bidding for 15 year contracts to build new electricity capacity. The government wants to build new...

The UK can lead the climate effort

The UK’s future relationship with the EU is highly uncertain. Investors need certainty and so does the climate. The fifth carbon budget laid in Parliament today needs to be debated and adopted as soon as possible. Amber Rudd, the UK Secretary of State for Energy and...

We must close the loopholes in Britain's carbon budget

This piece is reprinted from a piece written for The Guardian. Please folow this link for original This is our opportunity to fix the accounting rules and keep national emissions within UK carbon budgets Last month the government made a landmark decision to...

We must close the loopholes in Britain's carbon budget

This piece is reprinted from a piece written for The Guardian. Please folow this link for original This is our opportunity to fix the accounting rules and keep national emissions within UK carbon budgets Last month the government made a landmark decision to reduce the...

What's happening to the Green Investment Bank?

The government’s plans to sell-off the Green Investment Bank (GIB) have recently made headlines.  That the government wants to privatise the bank is hardly shocking  – when it was designed in 2011, the then-coalition government was clear that it...