Heathrow joins RE100 with 2017 goal
Heathrow Airport has joined RE100 with a pledge to start sourcing 100% renewable electricity this year, launching a plan to become a ‘center of excellence in sustainability’. Damian Ryan, Acting CEO, The Climate Group commended Heathrow’s efforts to respond to concerns about the sector’s environmental impact. The addition of Heathrow takes the total number of RE100 members to 88.
Land Securities to double energy productivity
Already showing leadership on renewable power, Land Securities has joined RE100’s sister campaign EP100, with a pledge to double its energy productivity within 20 years, based on 2014 levels. Expected benefits include financial savings, increased innovation, and improved competitiveness. Pedro Faria, Technical Director, CDP said Land Securities was “positioning itself to future-proof growth”.
Knowledge sharing webinar: India’s variable solar tariff
The electricity tariff for industrial customers is steadily rising in India, making solar photovoltaics (PV) increasingly cost competitive. Indian companies such as Infosys, Tata Motors and Dalmia Cement are already generating solar power. On this webinar, Shailesh Telang, Program Manager at CDP India, explained the dynamics of tariff structures as they relate to solar PV, using an example from Maharashtra state.
Knowledge sharing webinar: In focus: China’s 13th Five-Year Plan – renewable energy
Members are invited to attend a RE100 webinar hosted jointly with Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center (BRC). The webinar will offer an update on the renewable energy landscape in China, covering China’s 13th Five-Year Plan for renewable energy, recent power sector reforms, and opportunities for corporate sourcing of renewables through onsite generation and direct purchasing. Invitations to follow to members.
MORE DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES
March 9, 2017: 'Renewable energy and the low carbon economy', Brussels, Belgium – This breakfast event organised by IKEA Group will look at whether the EU's 'Winter Package' goes far enough to deliver the policy framework needed to enable companies to make long-term investments in clean technologies and deliver on the Paris Agreement. The discussion will be led by Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100 at The Climate Group.
March 21-22, 2017: RECs Market Meeting 2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – RE100 members are invited to attend this year’s RECS Market Meeting, focusing on the demand-side of the electricity market. The event will look at the EU Renewable Energy Directive, U.S. PPA growth, tracking mechanisms, and market changes in India, the UAE and Brazil. The event is expected to draw 300 leading European renewable procurement experts. Speakers include Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100 at The Climate Group.
March 22/23, 2017: In focus: China’s 13th Five-Year Plan – renewable energy – This RE100-BRC webinar, available in English and Mandarin, will explore China's renewable energy policy landscape, identifying recent power sector reforms and highlighting opportunities for corporate sourcing of renewables through onsite generation and purchasing.
June 6-8, 2017– CEM8, Beijing, China – China will host the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial, the annual meeting of energy ministers from 24 member countries and the European Union. RE100 has been invited to take part in a session on corporate sourcing of renewables. High level speaking slots will be available for RE100 members.
For the latest updates on our webinars and events, visit RE100.org/events.