RE100 says businesses really rate renewables

Renewable energy is becoming the power source of choice for corporate electricity users. That’s according to a new report from the RE100 initiative, which sees international companies commit to using 100% clean power to accelerate the move towards a zero emissions global economy. The group says on-site electricity generation from companies’ own facilities has increased […]

Kellogg’s UK targets 100% renewable power by 2050

  Kellogg’s UK has set a target to source 100% of its electricity needs from renewables by 2050. The cereal and snacks giant has made the commitment as part of RE100, a collective of businesses working to significantly increase demand for and delivery of green power. Its headquarters in Manchester was its first site to […]

EU renewables sourcing platform launched

A new platform for businesses to source renewable energy in the European market has been launched. The RE-Source Platform is said to be the first multi-stakeholder hub in Europe bringing together the interests of both renewable energy buyers and sellers. It will pool resources and co-ordinate activities to promote a better policy framework for renewable […]

Vestas joins RE100 clean energy initiative

Renewable energy developer Vestas has joined the RE100 network of international firms committed to getting 100% of their electricity from clean sources. Led by The Climate Group and CDP, the initiative aims to accelerate the global transition towards a net-zero emissions economy. In addition to designing, manufacturing and managing products to generate clean energy, Vestas […]

Commitments for 100% clean power hit new heights

A record number of companies have joined a global initiative to source 100% of their electricity from renewable sources. Estée Lauder, Kellogg’s, DBS Bank and Clif Bar have joined the RE100 campaign, which is run in partnership with the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and recently celebrated breaking the milestone of 100 global firms. The 106 […]

New milestone as 100 multinationals target 100% green energy

More than 100 multinationals have now pledged to generate 100% of their energy from renewable sources. The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative has reached its 100 members as paints and coatings giant AkzoNobel, French financial firm AXA, fashion brand Burberry and Carlsberg Group made their commitments. The former company aims to become carbon neutral and use […]

Transparent green energy package launched

The UK’s first independently certified 100% renewable energy package has been launched. SmartestEnergy’s electricity product has been verified by the Carbon Trust to make sure that every MW/h sold to its customers has had zero carbon impact and originates only from renewable sources. Many suppliers already provide 100% green offerings but this is the first in the market to have its carbon credentials checked by an […]

Big business shows small firms advantages of green energy

Small businesses are being encouraged to switch to green energy after Google and Apple announced plans to reach a 100% renewable energy target as part of RE100. RE100 is a global collaborative initiative of 83 of the world’s most influential companies. As well as Google and Apple, its partners include IKEA, Adobe, and Diageo. All […]

Businesses say policies need to improve to hit green targets

Leading businesses say policies need to better enable them to go 100% green and hit climate change targets. A new report from the RE100 says policy makers should give firms priority access to renewables, set ambitious targets and push for the transformational changes that are needed to help companies meet their power needs in a […]

Starbucks expands 100% renewable commitment to Europe

Starbucks has expanded its commitment to sourcing 100% of its energy from renewable sources across all its stores in Europe. The expansion now sees more than 500 company-owned stores in the UK, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands powered by green sources including wind and hydropower. The announcement comes a year after the coffee chain signed […]