19th Oct 2016

Dispelling the waterbed myth

Additional actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are being taken across the EU in sectors covered by the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). These include implementing energy efficiency programmes, ...

18th Oct 2016

EU Effort Sharing: is it really that difficult?

We don't think so. In today's blog:

  • Sandbag releases new figures comparing cost-effective reduction potential and the Effort Sharing Regulation 2030 targets for Member States

  • Sandbag updates ...

17th Oct 2016

A £800m pay-out for diesel?

** Amended at 15:00 for "up to" 4.0GW of diesel; also at 20:00 to explain why we suspect undefined plant to be diesel.

So, last Friday, National Grid told ...

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
  • It just seems to be a campaign that gets right in there with how big companies work, beating them at their own game, rather than standing by spouting platitudes, wringing hands and doing nothing. Keep up the good work!
    - Sandbag supporter
  • 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.
    - sandbag supporter
  • I consider your offset map to be a massive step forward in transparency in carbon markets, and a wholly positive development.
    - sandbag supporter
  • What I like most about Sandbag is that a group of brilliant people are working on what matters rather than just what is visible or easy to engage with.
    - sandbag supporter

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