We’re a non-profit climate change think tank which uses data analysis to build evidence-based climate policy.
We focus on EU policies such as the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, climate governance and emissions reductions in industrial sectors. We believe in Europe’s ability to lead climate action, by example and using its large market and ability to stimulate technological competition as an incentive for others to follow. But we’re also aware of the risk that Europe’s might fail to deliver on its own pledges, which is why we want to get EU policy right.
Brexit has frozen UK participation in the ETS – we estimate that the UK government will forgo at least €1.3 billion in auction revenue this year
Hard coal emissions fell by 9% in 2018, down 40% since 2012.
Lignite emissions fell only 3% in 2018, and are now higher than hard coal emissions.
There are many questions to be answered to pass the ‘Bridge of Death’ and avoid the ‘Gorge of Eternal Climate Peril’ in the event of a no-deal Brexit
Today, the BEIS Carbon Capture Utilisation & Storage (CCUS) Cost Challenge Taskforce, on which Sandbag sits, has published its report to Government, with recommendations on how the UK can begin...
As the Bulgarian presidency of the European Council draws to a close this week, we look at the potential for rapid emission reduction projects in Bulgaria through cutting coal used to heat buildings...