RE100 membership goes from strength to strength
At the time of writing, RE100 has 127 members with a total electricity demand greater than that of Egypt, at over 161TWh/year. We're delighted to welcome Daiwa House, Japan’s largest housebuilder, who has become the first construction company to join both RE100 and The Climate Group’s energy productivity campaign, EP100, leading the way with a joined-up approach to achieving cleaner, smarter energy. In another first, biomedical products manufacturer TCI has become the first Taiwanese company to join RE100. Visa has also joined RE100 with an ambitious goal of reaching 100% renewable electricity by the end of 2019. We also welcomed global investment manager Schroders to the campaign.
Amplifying the voice of corporate off-takers in Brussels
As part of our work to ensure access to 100% renewable electricity in Europe through the Clean Energy Package, we have joined other initiatives to call on the EU to strengthen the Guarantees of Origin system for renewables. Speaking at an event in Brussels, Belgium, hosted by Mars, RE100 Campaign Manager, Constant Alarcon, underlined the importance of supportive policy frameworks for member states and called on the Council to support the 35% renewable energy goal for 2030 voted through by the European Parliament.
Knowledge sharing webinar: new tool for companies
RE100 and the Business Renewables Center (BRC) hosted a webinar looking at renewables and energy optimization for commercial buildings. Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) has developed tools for companies who own or rent commercial buildings to invest in on-site solar, energy efficiency and energy storage, which could help many RE100 members with offices or warehouses to get closer to their 100% goal in the US.
Supply chains: RE100 report available in Mandarin
Our Going Beyond report is now available in Mandarin. The report gathers the experiences and guidance of three RE100 members – Apple, BT Group and IKEA Group – to demonstrate what companies can do to overcome challenges and engage their suppliers in the transition to 100% renewable power. A big thank you to Apple for arranging translation.
Dates for your diaries
March 5, 2018: Corporate Renewable Energy Sourcing – The Future of PPAs in Europe, webinar. The Re-Source Platform, of which RE100 is a founding partner, will update on the EU Clean Energy Package and present solutions to policy barriers. Speakers include Royal Philips. Click here to register.
March 13-14, 2018: REC Market Meeting 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands - This is the global expert meeting on energy attribute tracking systems, bringing together market players, government officials and other stakeholders active in developing renewable energy markets. Speakers to include ING, Philips Lighting and other RE100 members.
March 14-15, 2018: Solar Power Summit 2018, Brussels, Belgium – This is a unique opportunity to discuss policy, business and technology changes in the solar sector, identify market trends and opportunities, and network with renowned sector analysts, experts and key industry stakeholders. To register click here.
March 19-20: Chatham House’s Energy Transitions 2018, London: this third annual conference will bring together leading policy-makers, business leaders and industry experts to assess the potential for new leadership in the transition towards a low carbon future. Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100 at The Climate Group, will be on a panel. Register here to attend.
Climate Week NYC (September 24-30, 2018) will once again provide RE100 members the opportunity to showcase climate action. To find out how you can get involved visit climateweeknyc.org.
RE-Source 2018, Amsterdam (November 20-21, 2018) will bring together multinational corporations, renewable energy developers and senior decision-makes to raise awareness, exchange information and facilitate connections.
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