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Newsletter: A year of accelerating international growth - News

13 December 2018, 0:00 GMT 2 min read

2018 marks our biggest year yet; 158 companies are now members of RE100. In November, we launched the RE100 Progress and Insights Annual Report 2018, highlighting the international growth of the initiative and the progress our members are making. RE-Source 2018 saw members gather at Europe’s largest PPA event, and the launch of a new call to action to EU policymakers. Read on for more.

RE100 Progress & Insights Report 2018

Our fourth annual report shows that RE100 members, operating in more than 140 markets, have increased the amount of electricity sourced from renewables by 41% in just one year. Their impressive progress and leadership on renewables is setting a clear precedent for other corporates.

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New companies join RE100

Commonwealth Bank of Australia became the first Australian RE100 member, and The Allianz Group, BESTSELLER and Hair O’right also joined RE100, all with ambitious targets to source 100% renewables before 2025. We look forward to welcoming more big names in 2019.

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RE-Source 2018 and EU member's meeting

Over 800 participants attended our RE-Source event, bringing together buyers and sellers across Europe. We held a members’ meeting to discuss barriers and opportunities for renewables procurement in Europe. Thank you to those members who signed a declaration calling for EU policymakers to remove barriers to corporate sourcing.

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Japanese call to action

12 Japanese RE100 members signed a call to action for the Japanese government to set out a strategy for net-zero emissions by 2050, led by our regional delivery partner, Japan-CLP.

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RE100 webinars

RE100 members were invited to our quarterly campaign update webinar as well as an overview and growth forecast of the renewable electricity market in Israel. Please get in contact if your company is an RE100 member and you would like to watch the recordings.

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Member news

Starbucks signed a long-term agreement for wind power which will power 340 stores in Illinois with 100% renewable electricity. Facebook's new data centers in Georgia and Alabama are to be supplied with 100% renewable electricity. Vail Resorts announced a long-term wind VPPA to purchase enough electricity to power 100% of its North American operations with renewables by 2020.

To find out about our events and webinars, go to www.there100.org/events