Benchmarks and Free Allocation: Details reveal problems in the EU ETS

Benchmarks and Free Allocation: Details reveal problems in the EU ETS Sandbag is actively campaigning for changes to the EU ETS benchmarking system and an end to free allocation in the upcoming EU ETS reform. In the meantime, the current EU ETS remains in place. On...

Carbon Border Adjustments in the EU: who, what, when, why and how?

Carbon Border Adjustments in the EU: who, what, when, why and how? The public consultation on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism is coming to a close. The European Commission has been collecting stakeholder opinions on one of its most talked-about policy projects:...

EU ETS for aviation: on course for climate neutrality?

EU ETS for aviation on course for climate neutrality? As the EU aims for climate neutrality by 2050, the aviation sector is lagging far behind in terms of climate action. Greenhouse gas emissions from aviation are increasing rapidly, and the sector receives many tax...

UK ETS must learn from past mistakes

UK ETS must learn from past mistakes Sandbag's response  One among the many consequences of Brexit is the departure of the UK from the EU ETS. The UK will leave the EU’s carbon market in January 2021, and the UK government plans to set up an independent UK...