The European platform for corporate renewable energy sourcing

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RE-Source Platform

About the RE-Source Platform

The potential for corporate sourcing of renewable energy in Europe is significant and largely untapped. This is the first and only multi-stakeholder platform in Europe bringing together the interests of both buyers and sellers, to unlock the potential of a new and promising financing stream for renewable energies.

Building on the enormous success of the RE-Source event – over 500 participants and 220 prescheduled B2B meetings – and strong interest expressed by various stakeholders, SolarPower Europe, WindEurope, RE100 and WBCSD have established the “RE-Source Platform“.

This platform will pool resources and coordinate activities to promote a better framework for renewable energy sourcing, at EU and national level.

Objectives

  • Influence EU and national renewable energy and energy market legislation: the Platform will coordinate and align advocacy strategies. It will also define and implement possible common outreach initiatives at EU level and in member states with high potential
  • Raise awareness and educate all stakeholders on the advantages of sourcing renewable energy and the huge untapped opportunity
  • Centralise and disseminate information on renewable energy sourcing
  • Provide business opportunities: connecting renewable energy buyers and sellers
  • Deliver an annual “RE-Source” experience: bring together key players from the energy sector, corporates and governments at the annual RE-Source event

Policy recommendations

In spite of the growing interest for renewable energy corporate sourcing in Europe, the potential remains largely untapped. Today, only a limited number of large corporate players are involved in RES sourcing in Europe. Find out what the key challenges and solutions are for unlocking the potential of corporate sourcing in Europe by clicking the button below.

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Guideline for platform members

Click on the button below to download a document meant as a guideline for platform members and stakeholders which can be used when engaging with policymakers on the issue of Guarantees of Origin and Corporate Renewable PPAs.

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Organisations behind the platform

SolarPower Europe is a member-led association representing organisations active along the whole value chain. Our aim is to shape the regulatory environment and enhance business opportunities for solar power in Europe. Members include BayWa r.e., Enel Green Power, First Solar, Huawei, LongiSolar, Trina Solar and Wacker.


WindEurope is a European trade-association representing the entire wind energy value chain: from utilities/developers, manufacturers, banks and insurance companies, to research institutes. WindEurope’s membership also includes the national wind energy associations of all the countries in Europe.


RE100 is a collaborative initiative uniting the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable power. Renewables are a smart business decision, providing greater control over energy costs and driving innovation, while helping companies to deliver on emission reduction goals.

RE100 members, including Global Fortune 500 companies, have a total revenue of more than US$2.5 trillion and operate in a diverse range of sectors – from Information Technology to automobile manufacturing. They send a powerful signal to policymakers and investors to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy.

RE100 is brought to you by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, as part of the We Mean Business coalition. RE100.org | @theRE100 | #RE100


WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses and partners working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. We help make our member companies more successful and sustainable by focusing on the maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment and societies. Our member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing combined revenues of more than $8.5 trillion and 19 million employees.

WBCSD is uniquely positioned to work with member companies along and across value chains to deliver impactful business solutions to the most challenging sustainability issues. Together, we are the leading voice of business for sustainability: united by our vision of a world where more than 9 billion people are all living well and within the boundaries of our planet by 2050.

New to Corporate PPAs?

SolarPower Europe CEO James Watson explains Corporate Renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson explains Corporate Renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)

What is a PPA
Corporate Renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) allow corporates to purchase renewable energy directly from an energy generator

See photos from the RE-Source 2017 event

RE-Source Event Photos

Contact

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