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New RWE CO2 purchase policy – a technicality

So RWE announced a new CO2 purchase policy today. Who of us thought it was a big change in the way they run their business model? Ok, only a few of us! It wasn't. Virtually nothing has changed. Ignore it, it's just a technicality. If you're really...

Europe’s ten biggest carbon polluters in 2013

Press briefing from 1st April 2014 New data released by the European Commission today for the EU emissions trading scheme reveals the ten largest carbon emitters in Europe for 2013[1]. Five of the ten installations – all of which are coal or lignite fired power...

Why Sandbag?

When we set up Sandbag in 2008 we chose the name 'Sandbag' for a simple reason. To make a link between one of the likely impacts of climate change: increased flooding (thanks to changes in rainfall patterns and increased sea level) and the need for action....

Back-loading agreed, next stop structural reform.

Structural reform of the EU ETS came one step closer today with the agreement by EU Member States to enter into informal negotiations with the European Parliament and the European Commission on the back-loading of allowances in the emissions trading scheme. This...