We have been busy across our global hubs this month. At London’s first Climate Action Week, RE100 members discussed collaboration between landlords and tenants to source clean energy. We’ve been in Taiwan, Japan and Korea where RE100 members are asking for raised ambition from policymakers, and we've welcomed 10 new members: Asset Management One, City of London Corporation, Derwent London, JD Sports, Keurig Dr Pepper, PNC, QTS Realty Trust, Slaughter and May, Swisscom and Zurich. We have also announced our first buyers bootcamp in Europe. And remember, the RE100 reporting window closes at the end of this month. Read on for more.
Business leadership across London
The Climate Group led key events at London Climate Action Week to showcase corporate leadership on renewable electricity. We brought together landlords and tenants to discuss how to overcome challenges faced in leased premises, and we saw the launch of the UK hub of the RE-Source platform (of which we are a founding member) – aiming to accelerate the use of renewables by companies in the UK. Get in touch to know more about next steps.
Supporting corporate sourcing in Europe
Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100, The Climate Group spoke alongside the European Commission's Head of Unit for Renewable and CCS policy Paula Abreau Margues at EU Sustainable Energy Week. We also spoke at Schneider Electric’s Perspectives Summit and the Intersolar Summit Spain.
Increasing Ambition - South Korea & Taiwan
Our ongoing work in Korea and Taiwan is beginning to bear fruit thanks to the leadership of our active members. At a recent summit in Korea, The Korean renewable energy department stated that RE100 support schemes will be provided later this year with some great coverage in the Korean press.
Japan - Call to Action
20 RE100 companies called on the Japanese government to set a target for 50% renewable electricity by 2030 as well as for a more favorable policy environment for corporate sourcing. Our local partnerJCLP organized the summit where this was called for, ahead of the G20 Summit, in the presence of the Minister for Environment. JCLP have since been recognized by the Japanese Government for its work driving forward RE100 in Japan.
Catch up: RE100 Gold Member Webinar Series
Catch our two latest Gold Member webinars: Challenges and Opportunities of Renewable Energy Self-generation with Ingka Group and Enabling access to capital backed by renewable energy assets via green bond issuance Note: there were technical problems for the first 5 mins (please get in touch for the passwords).
EP100 Progress and Insights Report Launched
The Climate Group’s EP100 initiative on smart energy use launched the first EP100 Progress and Insights Report yesterday. The report showcases the ambition and achievements of EP100 members and highlights the environmental and business case for making smarter use of energy. Please find the full report here.
Annual Reporting for our RE100 Progress and Insights Report 2019 is coming to a close! All members are reminded to complete RE100 reporting by July 31 to showcase their leadership. For more guidance click here or contact re100@CDP.net for additional support.
To report your operations in Taiwan, please use the comment box.
Climate Week NYC: Please let us know if you are planning to make progress announcements on renewable energy targets ahead of Climate Week NYC as we're keen to build a drumbeat of activity.
Companies including RE100 members Adobe, Apple, Equinix, Iron Mountain, Microsoft,Salesforce and QTS sent a letter to Virginia’s utility Dominion Energy asking them to use renewable energy to power their data centers.
HP Inc. has strengthened its RE100 target, now aiming to reach 100% renewable electricity for their global operations by 2035.
July 30-31: Australian Clean Energy Summit 2019
Run by the Clean Energy Council, this will take place at Sydney International Convention Centre. The Business Renewables Centre Australia (BRC-A) is holding two free events - a breakfast panel on day 1 and a PPA session on day 2. Other events that are taking place are subject to fees..Run by The Climate Group in coordination with the UN and the City of New York, Climate Week NYC is the time and place for the world to showcase amazing climate action and discuss how to do more. RE100 will celebrate its fifth birthday and convene its members for its second Annual Global Members Forum. Get in touch to know more..October 1-3: RE-Source 2019 and Corporate Buyers Day, AmsterdamThe world’s largest gathering of renewable energy buyers and suppliers. With more markets opening up to the corporate renewable sourcing opportunity, RE-Source 2019 is the perfect platform to network, learn and do business with over 1000 key players. A buyers-only bootcamp will take place on 1 October - more information to follow. RE100 members can register for free..Please check our website regularly to keep track of what’s coming up.