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19th Jan 2016

Record increase in renewables, but only a small fall in emissions

New analysis by Sandbag looks at the 2015 power sector in Europe. The data shows that 2015 saw a record increase in renewables generation, equal to 2.5% of European electricity ...

14th Jan 2016

Will cross-party consensus on CCS in the Energy Bill survive into the Commons?

Monday January 18th is the all-eyes on the Commons day for the Sandbag team, with the Energy Bill coming to its second reading, which marks an important moment in ...

23rd Dec 2015

Farewell Sandbag!

This is my last blog as Executive Director of Sandbag.  From January I’ll be leaving to take up a new role at the international charity the Environmental Defense Fund. I’m ...

Sandbag is recognised as a top global climate think-tank

  • Sandbag ... strikes a balance between underlining the merits of the EU ETS and criticising the weaknesses.
    - Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, speaking at the launch of Sandbag's "Buckle Up!" report in the European Parliament
  • Sandbag is playing a crucial role in making sure that Europe's cornerstone climate policy actually does its job.
    - Caroline Lucas, MP
  • An inspirational idea that promises to make a real and positive difference... and a wonderful opportunity to help sort out the climate mess we've all created.
    - Prof. Chris Turney, University of Exeter and author of Ice, Mud and Blood: Lessons from Climates Past
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  • Probably the most creative anti-climate change website around.
    - Alok Jha, The Guardian ( listen to the podcast)
  • I am a graduate student researching EU foreign policy on climate change. Sandbag has been the only source that has been able to bring a degree of transparency to the ETS.
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  • Here at last is a way to really keep carbon out of the atmosphere - by buying pollution credits on the European market and destroying them. I wholeheartedly support this initiative, and the vital linked campaign to get the European carbon cap tightened up.
    - Mark Lynas, New Statesman environment correspondent and author of Six Degrees, www.marklynas.org
  • I consider your offset map to be a massive step forward in transparency in carbon markets, and a wholly positive development.
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