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RE100 newsletter: Going Down Under, member updates and RE-Source 2018 - News

9 November 2018, 0:00 GMT 2 min read

Following a successful first RE100 event in Australia, the next members’ meeting, with a European focus, will take place in November ahead of RE-Source in Amsterdam. With just over a month to go until COP24, The Climate Group is looking to hear of announcements members are planning. Please get in touch with any activities you would like to share. Read on for more information, progress stories and upcoming events.

First RE100 event in Australia

Hosted by Arup, this event brought together major global businesses and other stakeholders to demonstrate the potential for corporate sourcing of renewables in Australia and the urgent need for a shift away from coal.

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RE100 leadership at REBA Summit and VERGE

Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100, The Climate Group, explored leadership and impact of RE100 members at the REBA Summit and how to grow the 100% renewables movement further at VERGE Energy. RE100 members speaking included WeWork, Citibank, Lyft and Organic Valley.

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PwC and Coop Sapporo join RE100

Professional services network PwC joined RE100 with a commitment to power 70% of its operations with renewables by 2022 and 100% by 2050, while Coop Sapporo became our 13th Japanese RE100 member.

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Upcoming RE100 members' meeting

Ahead of RE-Source 2018, we are hosting the next RE100 members’ meeting on November 19 (17:00-19:00) at Hotel Okura in Amsterdam, followed by a networking reception and dinner. Please confirm your attendance to Eleanor Dinnadge.

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RE100 webinar on biomass with ClientEarth

Gold members were invited to a webinar on the sustainability risks of biomass for power generation.

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Member news

Sony brought forward its target year for reaching 100% renewable electricity in the US to 2030 – 10 years ahead of its global target.

T-Mobile US signed on to a new green power program to power its Bellevue, Washington headquarters with 100% renewable electricity by 2021.

Google published a discussion paper on how it will source carbon-free energy for its operations on a 24x7 basis.

General Motors announced that its Arlington Assembly plant now runs on 100% clean wind electricity.

Microsoft signed a 90 MW wind power purchase agreement (PPA) in Pennsylvania and announced a new solution concept for mitigating risks associated with the structure of PPAs.

Walmart signed a trio of wind PPAs in the US for a total of 223 MW of power.

Iron Mountain signed a 145 MW PPA in Kansas – its biggest yet.

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