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Newsletter: policy calls, high achievers and upcoming events - April 2018 - News

25 April 2018, 1:00 BST 2 min read

Powering ahead on policy 

As final negotiations for the EU Renewable Energy Directive get underway, The Climate Group’s RE100 Campaign Manager Constant Alarcon urged the EU to match the high ambitions of RE100 members. We are also meeting with EU Member State representatives in Brussels to highlight the importance of Guarantees of Origins, to ensure companies can source renewables in a traceable, affordable way. Click here to find out more about our work on EU policy as part of the RE-Source Platform. 

The Climate Group’s regional engagement partner Japan-CLP has backed a set of recommendations to the Japanese Foreign Minister for Climate Change, highlighting the business case for an ambitious renewable energy policy in Japan. Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100 at The Climate Group will be visiting Japan, South Korea and Taiwan in early June - please get in touch if you are based in the region.

RE100 members hit targets and lead on climate policy     

Congratulations to Apple on the announcement that all its global operations are now powered by 100% renewable electricity. In addition to reaching its RE100 target, the tech giant has also influenced 23 of its suppliers to commit to 100% renewable electricity.

A new report has highlighted RE100 members Apple, AkzoNobel, DSM, Google, IKEA and Unilever as ambitious leaders in influencing helpful climate policy.

Dates for your diaries

April 26-27, 2018: SEIA Solar Goes Corporate, Boston, MA. This event by the Solar Energy Industries Association will inform businesses about solar and storage solutions. 

May 24, 2018: Clean Energy Ministerial, Copenhagen. Working with IRENA and others, we will host an official event on corporate sourcing of renewable energy. The Climate Group will also hold an evening networking reception with Carlsberg Group to celebrate corporate leadership on renewables, energy productivity and electric vehicles.

May 29, 2018: RE100/RMI technical webinar: Introduction to Corporate PPAs in the US. This webinar will cover the basics of deregulated US electricity markets and focus on the virtual power purchase agreement (PPA) structure.

June 5-7 and August 23-24, 2018: Schneider Electric Perspectives Summit, Budapest and Nashville. We will join Schneider Electric at its Energy and Sustainability summits, arranging a special luncheon for attending RE100 members in each location.  

June 14, 2018: FT Energy Transitions Strategies Summit, London. This event will explore the latest trends and issues impacting the global energy industry. 

July 3, 2018: RE100 Landlords & Tenants – Unlocking Renewable Electricity Solutions, Burberry HQ, London. We will hold a collaborative workshop to help guide members sourcing renewable electricity in a landlord/tenant context.

Coming soon

Soon after Global Climate Action Summit (San Francisco, September 12-14), we will host CWNYC Climate Week NYC. RE100 members are invited to showcase the highest level of climate leadership on renewables at high level events.