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UK carbon pricing after Brexit

After Brexit, the UK should aim to remain within the EU ETS. If that is not possible, the UK should implement a carbon tax rather than a standalone UK ETS.

Brexit & the EU ETS: Greater as the sum or in parts?

New analysis by Sandbag shows that the UK Government’s current approach to Brexit makes the possibility of  the UK staying in the EU carbon market unlikely in the long term. If the UK leaves, the size of the persistent EU ETS surplus would be only slightly reduced...

Stay the course: UK manifesto recommendations

The United Kingdom has made good progress in bringing down carbon emissions cost-effectively, cutting UK air pollution and opening up new growth in clean industries. The current government’s legal endorsement of the Fifth Carbon Budget is a welcome milestone on the...

NEW DATA: European coal emissions plummet by 11% in 2016

But the low carbon price is threatening further decarbonisation   01 April 2017 Today, the European Commission published the preliminary 2016 emissions under the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Sandbag has analysed the data, and we explain in 8 graphs below what...

Starting a hydrogen economy on the east coast – NIC response

Read here 15th March 2017 Response to the call for evidence in the National Infrastructure Commission technology review Sandbag’s vision for 2018: To create four hydrogen supply hubs on the east coast of England. This allows for innovation in new hydrogen...