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Newsletter: Climate Week NYC, knowledge sharing, and dates for your diaries - News

23 August 2017, 0:00 UTC 3 min read

Climate Week NYC 2017: what's happening

Climate Week NYC 2017's high profile Opening Ceremony will take place on September 18, bringing together global leaders from government and business to explore the theme of 'Innovation. Jobs. Prosperity.' By invitation only.

September 19 will see the event 'VELOCITY - Accelerating Climate Action' feature exciting new partnerships and high level speakers from business and government, as well as the launch of The Climate Group's new electric mobility campaign, EV100. There will be updates from RE100 and sister campaign EP100, and discussions on scaling and speeding the energy transition. By invitation only.

Click here for the full list of events at Climate Week NYC (to go live this week).

RE-Source 2017 & private members' event

This event, taking place October 10-11, will bring together businesses, renewable energy developers and senior decision-makers to discuss scaling up renewables in Europe, the latest intelligence on PPAs, and opportunities to network with solution providers.

Vail Resorts joins RE100

Vail Resorts is the latest company to join RE100, committing to sourcing 100% renewable electricity by 2030, and helping to deliver on its 'Epic Promise for a Zero Footprint' by the same year. Vail Resorts is a global leader in the skiing industry and feels a special obligation to protect the environment, which is central to its business.      

RE100 webinar: Japan's renewable energy market

RE100 held a webinar on the Japanese renewables market, focused on the new J-Credit scheme through which the Government certifies as credits the amount of greenhouse gas emissions reduced through renewable energy. The guest speaker was Kae Takase, Project Manager, CDP Japan

RE100 webinar: How corporates can supercharge progress towards Paris goal

Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100, The Climate Group presented to 12 regional and state governments, on the growth of corporate demand for renewable electricity. The webinar explored how corporate sourcing can help to deliver on government climate targets, and how governments can support corporate sourcing by improving the policy and market environment.  

Dates for your diaries

August 24, 2017: RE100 - BRC joint webinar: 'Bringing renewables to the Southeast US' - A new inter-state transmission line will open up new procurement options in the region. Mark Dyson, Manager at the Rocky Mountain Institute and Kenneth Davies, Director of Renewable Energy at Microsoft will present this new initiative and explain how members of RE100 can get involved.

August 30, 2017: RE100 roundtable, 'Scaling corporate renewable electricity use in India', New Delhi, India - This is an official affiliate event of this year's Business & Climate Summit, including speakers from Dalmia Cement, Infosys, and Swiss Re who will share success stories and learnings around transitioning to 100% renewable power in India. By invitation only.

September 5, 2017: Beyond Solar Impulse, Brussels, Belgium - This is a film projection and debate with Prof. Bertrand Piccard (explorer, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation), Jean-Pierre Clamadieu (CEO of Solvay) and Carlos Moedas (Commissioner of Research and Innovation at the European Commission). Register here

September 18-24, 2017: Climate Week NYC, New York, 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. Prosperity'. Following the Opening Ceremony on Monday 18, there will be a business focused event on Tuesday 19.

September 2017 (date tbc): RE100 peer-to-peer learning webinar with Tata Motors - Abhay Pathak, Sustainability Lead at Tata Motors Limited, will present a case study of the company's Dharwad (KA) plant in India, which achieved a 91% renewable electricity share last year. 

October 5, 2017: RE100 - Gold Standard joint webinar on new Gold Standard label for renewable energy market instruments - This webinar will address the need for a quality label for renewable electricity certificates, and discuss how RE100 members can use it to demonstrate they are adding new renewable energy capacity to the grid.