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  • Newsletter: Surpassing 200 members, collaborating for impact, and welcoming new clean energy solutions in the Republic of Korea

    With 12 more companies joining the initiative, RE100 has surpassed a 200-member milestone. Our annual Global Members Forum during Climate Week NYC and the RE-Source conference enabled members to identify collaboration opportunities and accelerate progress. In the Republic of Korea, the Government launched a new tool to help companies progress toward their RE100 goals. Scroll down to check our upcoming events and webinars.


    "If all companies moved on this we wouldn't need governments. If all governments moved on it we wouldn't need business. But now we need both."   

    Barry Parkin, Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer, Mars


    200+ RE100 members!

    RE100 surpassed a 200 member-milestone during Climate Week NYC. A warm welcome to our 12 new members: Accenture, ANZ Banking Group, Asahi Kasei HomesDeutsche Telekom, FujikuraJCDecaux, Jinko Solar, Lululemon, SymriseTakashimaya, Target and Trane.


    Climate Week NYC and Global Members Forum

    More than 300 events took place during Climate Week NYC in September, bringing together business, government and civil society to accelerate climate action. We held our annual Global Members Forum with more than 80 members to celebrate five years of RE100 and explore how to go further and faster. Members can contact us for a copy of the presentation.


    RE-Source & European buyers bootcamp

    The RE-Source platform (of which we are a founding member) ran its third annual conference, bringing together hundreds of buyers and sellers of energy in Europe to accelerate the uptake of renewable electricity. This saw the launch of the RE-Source Buyers’ Toolkit and the first RE-Source Corporate Buyers Bootcamp where RE100 members shared experiences and best practices with their peers. 


    Advancing clean energy in the Republic of Korea

    The Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy introduced the first domestic market tool enabling companies to source renewable electricity. This first step could benefit more than 30 RE100 members with operations in Korea, and help encourage local companies to join the initiative. This month RE100 members met to explore how they can further support the deployment of renewables in Korea. Contact us to get involved.


    Webinar series 

    Catch our latest Gold Member webinar: How to go Renewable in your Australian Operations with Business Renewables Centre – Australia, and Westpac (get in touch for the password). Also catch our EP100 webinar Making every kW count in Better Plants: Experiences from Schneider Electric to learn about the US Department of Energy's Better Plants Program and how its strategic approach to energy management has driven success in achieving energy targets.


    At VERGE, Kristin Hanczor (Corporate Engagement Manager, The Climate Group North America) facilitated a panel conversation with RE100 members Iron Mountain and WeWork on the topic of How to Ensure Your Landlord Doesn't Blow Your Clean Energy Goals.


    Member News:

    Unilever has achieved 100% renewable power across five continents.

    Dentsu Aegis Network is accelerating towards its RE100 commitment, having already reached 90% renewable power.

    Ingka Group will produce more energy than it consumes in 2020, having invested over €2.5 billion in 534 wind turbines and 920,000 solar panels.

    Mars has launched a new #PledgeForPlanet initiative, calling on all its suppliers to join RE100 and set science based targets.

    Tesco signed three power purchase agreements (PPAs) for a total of 60 MW in the UK. This includes 5 MW of on-site solar PV.

    Iron Mountain has announced its largest new on-site solar PPA to date, with a 7.2 MW solar installation at its Edison, New Jersey, data center that will cover 15% of the site's needs.

    T-Mobile US has signed five renewable energy deals in the US, bringing the company to 95% clean power.

    Nike has opened a new distribution center in Belgium that will be powered with 100% renewable electricity.

    Microsoft has signed a 230 MW solar and wind energy PPA in the US that includes a Volume Firming Agreement - an innovative risk-mitigating tool.

    Apple has been awarded a UN Climate Action Award for reducing carbon emissions and driving forward on renewable energy.


    Webinars:

    November 7, 2019: Peace Renewable Energy Credits: Supporting Renewable Energy and Impact in Fragile States.
    The Peace Renewable Energy Credit (P-REC) is an unbundled Energy Attribute Certificate with social and environmental co-benefits that has been designed to support new renewable energy development in highly fragile, energy-poor and climate-vulnerable countries. This is for our Gold Members only - get in touch if you would like to join but have not received an invitation.


    Dates for your diary:

    November 6, 2019: Energy Storage for Corporate Buyers, Brussels.
    Taking place as part of the Digital Solar and Storage 2019 conference, this workshop will showcase the potential and business value of onsite energy storage for companies. Attending the workshop allows free access to the conference and a networking dinner. If you are interested in joining, contact Lluis Manso at Solar Power Europe.

    November 7, 2019: Solar Goes Corporate: Where Clean Energy Buyers and Providers Converge, Washington, D.C.
    Organized by the Solar Energies Industry Association, this event will attract over 200 clean energy, procurement and sustainability professionals to discuss renewable energy sourcing in the US. RE100 members can register for one free pass per company using the code CORPORATE19.

    November 14, 2019: EFET legal workshop - Corporate PPA contract, Paris. 
    This masterclass will be a full day of legal training for existing or prospective users of the EFET standard corporate PPA contract. It is targeted at trading lawyers, traders and front office personnel, contract negotiators or administration managers, etc. RE100 members benefit from a 15% rebate by registering here.

    November 14-15, 2019: Asia-Pacific Forum for Renewable Energy 2019, Jeju, Republic of Korea. 
    Taking place at the Masion Glad Hotel, AFORE brings together renewable energy experts form East and Southeast Asia. RE100 members are invited to attend a tailored session to learn about opportunities for corporate sourcing in those regions and are exempt of the $600 registration fee. Register here.

    November 20, 2019: RE100 members meeting in Australia, Sydney.
    This exclusive event for RE100 members will celebrate the first anniversary of RE100 in Australia and discuss the benefits of corporate PPAs. Speakers include Mike Cannon-Brookes, Co-founder and co-CEO of RE100 member Atlassian, and Michael Liebreich, CEO of Liebreich Associates and founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance. RSVP here.