Xcel Energy – Colorado plans to deliver 80% renewable energy by 2030

Xcel Energy – Colorado today announced details of its upcoming Clean Energy Plan that will result in an estimated 85% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels by 2030. The plan will double renewable energy and battery storage on the Xcel Energy Colorado system, providing customers with electricity derived from approximately 80% renewable sources […]

Government urged to target 40GW solar capacity by 2030

Greenpeace, the Green Finance Institute, the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), and others call on government to set ambitious solar target The government should aim to ramp up UK solar power capacity to 40GW at a minimum by the end of the decade, backed by a comprehensive skills development and financing deal to support the […]

Could poor flood provisions cause the next major building regulations scandal?

With the government already under fire for its handling of the cladding scandal, MPs on the Public Accounts Committee have today warned Ministers must enhance the UK’s approach to flood protection and risk management in preparation for escalating climate impacts The government could be headed for a major building regulations scandal if it does not […]

The 1.5C transition challenge

Mike Appleby, investment manager at Liontrust’s Sustainable Investment Team, explains how it is engaging with companies to enhance climate action Early last year, Liontrust launched and committed itself to the ‘One and a Half Degree Transition Challenge’. This involves engaging with all the companies held in our sustainable fund range and challenging them to revisit […]

Jump point identification in hydro-meteorological time series by crossing methodology

Abstract The climate change impact appears as a decreasing or increasing monotonic trend in hydro-meteorology time series records due to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions causing to global warming and climate change impacts. On the other hand, there may be abrupt changes in the form of jumps in these series due to natural and engineering activities. […]