Bloomberg and HP join RE100
RE100 is delighted to welcome leading US media and technology companies Bloomberg L.P. and HP Inc. to the campaign. Bloomberg is committed to using 100% renewable electricity by 2025 and is pushing ahead with solar and wind power generation projects. To find out more, read our exclusive interview with Curtis Ravenel, Global Head of Sustainable Business and Finance.
HP Inc. is committed to transitioning to 100% renewable power and has set an interim goal of sourcing 40% renewable electricity by 2020. The company plans to increase its energy efficiency, generate renewable energy on site, and use Power Purchase Agreements. Read all about it in our interview with Nate Hurst, HP’s Chief Sustainability & Social Impact Officer.
Priya Barua, Associate II - Energy Program at the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Joe Dooley, State Policy Manager at Google were guest speakers on a RE100 webinar on March 10, focused on emerging trends in green tariffs in the U.S. market. Mr Dooley gave Google’s perspective on collaborating with Duke Energy to develop a green tariff for large energy buyers. Read Ms Barua’s guest blog on this topic.
Chip Wood, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Orrin Cook, Senior Manager - Green-e Market Development at the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) were guest speakers on a second RE100 webinar on March 30, which looked at the use of Green-e Energy Standard for certifying renewable energy in the U.S. and Canada.
Sky joins RE100
The media giant Sky plc has also joined RE100, with a goal to source 100% renewable electricity by 2020 where available. Sky is already obtaining renewable energy in the UK and Ireland via on-site generation or a renewable energy tariff. Now the company intends to take the same approach in Italy, Germany and Austria. Read all about it in our interview with Fiona Ball, Head of Responsible Business.
British Renewable Energy Awards
We are proud to be nominating RE100 companies with operations in the U.K. for the British Renewable Energy Awards, organised by the Renewable Energy Association. Each company is being recognised in the Leadership category for “mainstreaming renewable energy through the scale of its investment and commitment to secure its energy needs from renewables.”
Upcoming activities and key moments
April webinars: RE100 will be hosting two webinars in April, looking at the Southeast Asia and U.S. energy markets. On April 12 Liam Salter, CEO of Reset Carbon will present on renewable energy (electricity and heat) options and policies in Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. On April 20 RE100 and the Rocky Mountain Institute Business Renewables Center (RMI BRC) will host a joint webinar focusing on the U.S., with a guest speaker from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
April 22: Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony, New York, U.S. - As part of We Mean Business, RE100 will be demonstrating that business is putting words into action following the success of the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris.
April 26-28: Clean Energy Summit, London, U.K. - The Clean Energy Summit brings major energy users together with organisations that want to understand more about their renewable energy options to explore current opportunities in a decarbonising economy. RE100 will hold a breakout session, opened by Mark Kenber, CEO of The Climate Group, on Tuesday April 26 at 11:00-12:00hrs as part of the Corporate Energy Forum.
May 5-6: Climate Action Summit, Washington D.C. - Following the success of COP21, this event will seek to deepen and expand climate action coalitions and provide a launch pad for climate implementation in the pre-2020 era.
June 1-2: Clean Energy Ministerial, San Francisco, U.S. - This is an annual global forum to promote policies and share best practices to accelerate the global transition to clean energy. 23 participating countries and the European Commission will come together to assess progress and guide work, providing high level engagement opportunities between businesses and energy ministers.
June 28-29: Business & Climate Summit, London, U.K. - The Climate Group and core Summit partners will convene businesses and governments to agree a roadmap for reaching net zero emissions over the next half century, helping to ensure that the commitments made in Paris are translated into action. A RE100 side event will be held on June 29, 16:00-21:00hrs. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
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