Mars, Inc. became the first US member of RE100 when the initiative launched in 2014. The company has signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) for wind and solar energy in numerous countries, inspiring many other US multinationals to follow suit.
RE100 now brings together dozens of the most influential, globally recognised US companies. They are normalising commitments to 100% renewable power and helping to drive the PPA market in the US and around the world.
We collaborate with the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), who are also on the RE100 Technical Advisory Group, to accelerate corporate uptake of renewables. In 2019, the US was cited by RE100 members as a challenging market for corporate sourcing – there is a lack of leadership by the federal government, and different approaches from state to state. REBA provides opportunities to engage on policy, and practical support for buyers across the country.
In addition, REBA’s Business Renewables Centre accelerates purchasing of off-site, large-scale wind and solar energy, and its Future of Internet Power programme brings together companies to collaborate on solutions for running data centres off renewable electricity. The Buyers Principles see companies calling for products in the marketplace that offer better access to renewables, and REBA’s work on green tariffs is helping companies in markets where there is no access to fixed price renewable energy.
For more information on RE100 in the US, contact Louisa Plotnick, Head of US Programmes, The Climate Group.