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  • Newsletter: eighth Clean Energy Ministerial, solar power, and opportunities ahead

    GLOBAL

    Welcome to new members

    We are delighted to announce Ebay, IHS Markit, Ricoh Company, Ltd and Tesco as the latest members of RE100, taking the total number of committed companies to 93, with over 122 TWh demand for renewable electricity.

    Apple becomes 96% renewable

    Apple announced that 96% of its electricity use comes from renewable sources of energy. Seven of its suppliers have now pledged to power their Apple production entirely with renewable energy by the end of 2018.


    ASIA

    Showcasing RE100 at CEM8, Beijing

    We are co-organising an official side event at the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial in Beijing, China, on June 7, convening businesses and policy makers to discuss corporate demand for renewable energy. Several RE100 members are among the confirmed speakers.

    RE100 to engage businesses in Japan

    The Climate Group, which manages RE100 in partnership with CDP, will work with the Japan Climate Leaders Partnership (Japan-CLP), to raise awareness of RE100 in Japan.


    NORTH AMERICA

    CEOs call on Trump to stay in Paris Agreement

    RE100 members participated in a recent campaign from business related NGOs in the We Mean Business Coalition, led by not-for-profit Ceres, urging CEOs to ask US President Trump to stay in the Paris Agreement. 170 businesses took part in a call to action, reflecting wider corporate leadership on climate change.

    Starbucks invests in renewables

    Global coffee company Starbucks has invested in a new 47 megawatt solar farm in North Carolina, US, and a new long-term renewable electricity tariff in the state of Washington, which together will generate enough renewable electricity to power over 700 stores. It reflects the company’s move away from energy-offset purchases only, in favor of direct engagement with the energy industry.


    EUROPE

    Google launches partnership with E.ON to expand solar energy in Germany

    E.ON is to develop Google’s solar platform Sunroof in Germany. Project Sunroof helps people to make accurate decisions about solar power for their homes, now that the cost of solar costs has dropped dramatically. 

    IKEA Group launches home solar offer in Poland 

    IKEA Group has launched a new solar offer in Poland to enable its customers to save money and tackle climate change through renewable power. 


    DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

    May 17, 2017, 18:00hrs IST / 15:00hrs CET/ 10:00hrs EST: webinar – The International Tourism Partnership will host a webinar to introduce RE100 and sister campaign EP100 to their members and stakeholders. Mahindra Holidays and Resorts will present their experience as a member of EP100. Click here to register.  

    May 23-25, 2017: FT Clean Energy Week, London, UK – The Financial Times will hold three full-day conferences. Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100, The Climate Group will be a guest speaker on May 24.

    May 24, 2017: RE100 markets and policy webinar; EU renewables – As part of our ongoing work in this area, members are invited to hear the latest on EU energy policy developments, with a presentation from guest speaker Jared Braslawsky, Secretary-General, RECS International.

    June 6-8, 2017– CEM8, Beijing, China – (As above) China will host the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial, the annual meeting of energy ministers from 24 member countries and the European Union. RE100 is co-organising an official side event on corporate sourcing of renewables on June 7.

    June 16, 2017: RE100 markets and policy webinar; India – Deepak Krishnan, Manager, Energy Program, World Resources Institute (WRI) India, will provide an overview of solar net metering policy in leading Indian states. Invitations to follow to members of RE100.

    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 can drive innovation, jobs and prosperity.

     

    For the latest updates on our webinars and events, visit RE100.org/events