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 ETS and the ‘Effort Sharing Regulation’, and emissions reductions in industrial sectors.
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.
Existing policies put Europe on track for emission cuts of at least 50% by 2030
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 deployment of this vital technology for tackling climate change. Back...
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 - and cutting energy poverty at the same time. Much more analysis on...
Yesterday’s deal was unimaginable when the EU Clean Energy Package was proposed in 2016 – but it’s still not keeping pace with the Paris Agreement
Sandbag recently contributed to a #FutureOfEurope debate as part of the 6th annual Eurosfat conference in Bucharest
In the near term the UK grid will require some additional fossil peaking plant, which will work alongside batteries and DSR to ensure the lights stay on.
Businesses are clear that changes to the ETS benchmarks are needed – to facilitate low-carbon production methods, and eliminate perverse incentives to pollute.