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  • Newsletter: member updates, China market and speaking opportunities

    GLOBAL

    World's biggest brewer joins RE100

    Anheuser-Busch InBev has joined RE100, raising the total renewable electricity demand of RE100 members to ~113 TWh/yr. Coverage in USA Today, New York Times and others highlights the business case for renewables.

    Kingspan surpasses renewable energy goal

    Congratulations to Kingspan for exceeding its interim goal of sourcing 50% renewable energy globally in 2016. The company aims to achieve net zero energy by 2020, including a switch to 100% renewable power by the same year.

    Technical webinar: making credible claims on renewable electricity usage

    A RE100 webinar has outlined our technical criteria and some best practice guidance on making corporate renewables claims. 



     ASIA

    Knowledge sharing webinar: China’s 13th Five-Year Plan – renewable energy

    More than 50 people attended a RE100 webinar providing an update on the local renewable energy landscape and opportunities for corporate sourcing of renewables through onsite generation and direct purchasing. The webinar was hosted jointly with Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center (BRC). 

    Going 100% renewable in Singapore

    The National Environment Agency of Singapore is looking to connect with RE100 members that have local operations, to help them work toward 100% renewable electricity goals. 


    EUROPE

    IKEA calls for stable EU policy

    IKEA CEO Peter Agnefjäll has highlighted the need for a stable EU regulatory framework, at an event moderated by RE100. We are working with The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group to influence the ‘EU Clean Energy for All Europeans’ package.

    BT signs new wind farm deals

    BT has signed a new Power Purchase Agreement with a Scottish wind farm to help power the UK’s demand for digital services. “We hope our commitment to renewable energy will encourage more consumers and businesses to make the move towards renewable energy”, said Rob Williams, BT’s General Manager of Power Procurement.


    NORTH AMERICA

    Facebook announces 100% renewable data center

    Facebook is to open a new data center in Nebraska, US, powered by 100% renewable electricity. Facebook partnered with Omaha Public Power District to design a special renewable energy tariff to bring wind power to the area. “It needs to be easier for companies of all kinds to access renewable energy”, said Tom Furlong, Vice President of Infrastructure. 


    DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

    April 24, 2017: RE100 markets and policy webinar; EU renewables -  RE100 Members are invited to hear the latest on EU energy policy developments, with a presentation from Jared Braslawsky, Secretary-General, RECS International.  

    May 3, 2017: RE100 reporting requirements webinar - This webinar will explain what is required by RE100 in terms of data collection from members. 

    May 23-25, 2017: FT Clean Energy Week, London, UK - The Financial Times hold three full-day conferences focusing on climate financing (May 23), the transition to low-carbon energy (May 24), and the shift to a circular economy (May 25). Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100, will be a guest speaker on May 24. 

    June 6-8, 2017– CEM8, Beijing, China – China will host the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial. On June 7, there will be a session on corporate sourcing of renewables, as well as the Under 2 Coalition's Clean Energy Forum. RE100 members will be speaking.

    September 18-24, 2017: Climate Week NYC, USThe Climate Group’s annual flagship event will gather business and government leaders to demonstrate how continued investment in clean energy will drive profitability and lead us towards a net-zero emissions economy. RE100 members will be speaking.

    Click here for the latest updates on our webinars and events.


    AND FINALLY

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