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UK Capacity Market analysis

UK Capacity Market analysis

Originally published 9th December 2016. Updated 13th March 2017. “The auction has delivered good results this year, moving slightly away from coal towards battery and gas peaking plant.  Small gas peaking gas is arguably more useful than baseload CCGT as we transition...
Why does the Carbon Price Support matter?

Why does the Carbon Price Support matter?

2 November 2016 The UK Carbon Price Support is making remarkable progress in decarbonising the UK’s electricity. Sandbag is urging the government to continue with its policy in the Autumn Statement (see this letter to Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP). By charging fossil fuel...
Improving the 5th UK carbon budget

Improving the 5th UK carbon budget

This briefing represents Sandbag’s official written evidence to the Energy and Climate Change parliamentary select committee inquiry on the 5th carbon budget of the UK Climate Change Act.* It details our five key recommendations to improve the 5th carbon budget...
Carbon budget reforms in the Energy Bill

Carbon budget reforms in the Energy Bill

This briefing urges Members of Parliament to promote strong and transparent rules for the 5th carbon budget by defending clause 80 in the 2015-16 Energy Bill. Clause 80 seeks to make the government accountable for ensuring all of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions stay...
The case for a net zero Climate Change Act target

The case for a net zero Climate Change Act target

Guest authored with Suzanna Hinson, Stephen Tindale and Andy Kerr. This report was commissioned by Sandbag to explore why the UK, in the light of the Paris Agreement at COP21 in December, could consider an additional ‘net zero emissions’ long-term goal for the Climate...