Members show leadership in China
Apple, Google, H&M, and Philips Lighting were among leading global businesses speaking at Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Day, an official side event of the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8), in Beijing. This unique event was co-organized by RE100. Apple announced its eighth supplier to transition to 100% renewable power, Jabil Circuit Inc., which has operations in China and consumes around 1 billion megawatt-hours of electricity per year.
New members announced
Congratulations to L’OCCITANE, the LEGO Group and Telefónica on joining RE100, and to LEGO on reaching its 100% goal. L’OCCITANE said going 100% renewable was a win-win for business and nature.
RE100 commitments reaffirmed
US President Trump may be pulling back from the Paris Agreement, but this will not slow the momentum of businesses committed to renewable energy, according to a blog by Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100, The Climate Group. RE100 members have joined the We Are Still In campaign and are helping to develop markets for renewable energy. “Our experience shows us that these investments and innovations are good for our planet, our company, our customers and the economy,” said Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft.
RE100 webinar: European market insights
We held a webinar for members on recent policy developments at the EU level, with guest speaker Jared Braslawsky, Secretary-General of RECS International.
EU policy is an important area of work for RE100. Following key events held with Google and IKEA earlier this year, and our report calling on policy makers to strengthen energy legislation, RE100 is facilitating meetings between members and rapporteurs shaping the EU’s Clean Energy For All Europeans package, ahead of its next reading in September.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES
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 have been sent to members of RE100.
July 20, 2017: RE100 markets and policy webinar; Japan – Kae Takase, Project Manager, CDP Japan will give an overview on Japan’s renewable electricity market and new J-Credit scheme, through which the Government certifies as credits the amount of greenhouse gas emissions reduced through renewable energy. Invitations to follow to members of RE100 and selected contacts in Japan.
September 18-24, 2017: Climate Week NYC, US – The 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.
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