25th Nov 2015

UK pulls rug from under the CCS industry

The government's decision to quietly drop the UK’s £1 billion Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) competition is ...

18th Nov 2015

UK coal phaseout: our initial reaction

Amber Rudd will announce of a coal phase-out today, whereby all coal power stations will shut by 2025.   At Sandbag, we have been involved in analysis feeding into the ...

16th Nov 2015

Coal is Getting Blown Away

New records were set for wind generation last week, as storm Abigail swept across the country - it was the first time that wind provided over 20% of the UK’s ...

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