News from RE-Source and its Founding Organisations

The latest information on European corporate renewable energy sourcing.

The right conditions are necessary to help energy-intensive companies decarbonise

Energy-intensives are embarking on a massive clean energy transition that will require cost-competitive renewable energy supply and significant investments in electrification technologies.

Recharge: ‘Europe’s green plans will suffer unless it acts now to boost corporate renewable energy’

Our Impact Director, Hannah Hunt, writes for Recharge about the European corporate renewable power market and the policy and regulatory changes that could push it into a higher gear.

Climate conscious corporates call on EU Parliament to prioritise electricity grid investments in TEN-E revisions

Leading European corporate renewable energy buyers and sellers have sent a joint letter to the EU Parliament calling for revisions to the TEN-E Regulation to facilitate renewable electricity uptake and help deliver on the European Green Deal.

Removing permitting barriers would boost Italy’s corporate PPA market

Although it is not currently one of the top European countries for corporate PPAs, Italy has laudable ambitions when it comes to renewable energy.

Preeti Srivastav, Group Sustainability Director at Asahi Europe & International

We spoke to Preeti Srivastav, Group Sustainability Director at Asahi, about how Asahi aims to become carbon neutral within their breweries.

New WBCSD report: How to understand corporate renewable PPA pricing structures and choose the right one for you

The right PPA for your business will vary based on the volume of energy that you will use, how much risk you are willing to take on and the credit standing of your company.

Not just for corporates – European cities, universities, and public transport signing PPAs

As the European corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) market grows, we are seeing a more diverse group of organisations signing PPAs, including cities, universities, and state-owned transportation groups.

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Corporate PPAs signed surpasses 2019 total, and it’s only May!

Although we are only in the fifth month of the year, we have already surpassed the volume of PPAs signed during the whole of 2019 across Europe.

Covestro and ENGIE sign PPA for wind energy in Belgium​

Covestro will be powering almost half (45%) of the electricity demand of its operations in Antwerp with clean energy from four newly constructed onshore wind farms.

Bulgaria Hub

We are very pleased to announce the creation of RE-Source Bulgaria – a new hub to drive forward policy and market developments in the region.

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Bas Lubach, Category Leader Sustainable Production at HEINEKEN

We spoke with Bas Lubach at HEINEKEN on their plans to be a net-zero emitter by 2030

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Cheers to the brewers switching to renewable electricity

Did you know that breweries across Europe are making bold sustainability commitments, decarbonising their operations and using renewable electricity to power their businesses?

Greater diversity of companies sourcing renewable energy

As the corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) market in Europe grows and matures, companies of all sizes are enjoying the environmental and cost benefits of PPAs.

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WindEurope report: Corporate PPAs soared to new heights in 2020

WindEurope’s latest report on 2020 financing and investment trends confirmed last year’s record-breaking year for corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) announcements across Europe.

Harald Överholm, CEO of Alight Energy

We spoke with Harald Överholm from Alight about projects they’re working on and his views on the European corporate PPA market.

Mercedes factories to be powered by 100% renewable energy

Daimler have signed a renewable Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) with Statkraft that will enable them to power their Mercedes factories with 100% renewable electricity.

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Solar power purchase agreements lit up 2020

While 2020 was positive for renewable energy sourcing in general, solar power had a particularly good year, capturing approximately 1.7 GW of PPA capacity.

Energy consumers across all four Visegrad countries support decarbonisation

A recently conducted survey of large energy consumers across all sectors in the four Visegrad countries (V4) reveals that they have a strong interest in renewable electricity – both self-producing and purchasing.

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PPA signed for largest behind the meter rooftop solar installation in Sweden

Global building materials company, Kingspan, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with solar energy company Alight. Alight will invest in, deliver and manage a rooftop photovoltaic plant at Kingspan’s state of the art factory in Stigamo, Sweden.

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Spain’s growing corporate renewables market​

Spain is now one of the leading European countries in corporate PPAs signed. Of the nearly 4 GW of PPAs signed across 12 countries last year, Spain was responsible for more than 1.3 GW.

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A record-breaking year for corporate renewable energy sourcing in Europe​

Many industries faced uncertainty in 2020 but corporate renewable electricity went from strength to strength.

Guarantees of Origin are key to a cost-effective energy transition

Guarantees of Origin are key to a cost-effective energy transition A functioning GO framework …

RE-Source 2020: A look back on day 5

RE-Source 2020: A look back on day 5 The end of day five brings …

RE-Source 2020: looking back on day 4

RE-Source 2020: Looking back on day 4 Day 4 of RE-Source was all about …

RE-Source 2020: Looking back on day 3

RE-Source 2020: Looking back on day 3 It’s day 3 of RE-Source 2020, the …

Press releases from RE-Source and its Founding Organisations

European Commission endorses corporate renewable PPAs as part of the answer to surging energy prices

Renewables are central to delivering Europe’s energy and climate ambition – reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030.

Covestro and ENGIE sign PPA for wind energy in Belgium​

Covestro will be powering almost half (45%) of the electricity demand of its operations in Antwerp with clean energy from four newly constructed onshore wind farms.

Bulgaria Hub

We are very pleased to announce the creation of RE-Source Bulgaria – a new hub to drive forward policy and market developments in the region.

On-site renewable electricity and storage can help to bring Europe’s business sector closer to climate neutrality

On-site renewable electricity and storage can help to bring Europe’s business sector closer to …

State of the European Renewable Energy Market H2 2020 YTD

Schneider Electric: State of the European Renewable Energy Market H2 2020 YTD The State …

Cross-border PPAs: New opportunities for business to decarbonise their electricity supply across Europe

Cross-border PPAs: New opportunities for business to decarbonise their electricity supply across Europe Geneva, …

RE-Source 2020 press release: Global demand for corporate renewable electricity sourcing continues to grow despite COVID-19 pandemic

RE-Source 2020 press release: Global demand for corporate renewable electricity sourcing continues to grow …

Long-term climate strategy not impacted by COVID-19, says global business – but governments have a bigger role to play

Long-term climate strategy not impacted by COVID-19, says global business – but governments have …

LafargeHolcim successfully launches first sustainability-linked bond for €850 million

LafargeHolcim successfully launches first sustainability-linked bond for 850 million euro – Commitment to reach …

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson brings forward end date for new conventional petrol and diesel vehicles to 2030

A new level of credibility for PPAs: 24/7 PPA put into practice UK Prime …

Solar and storage can form essential pillar of EU Green Recovery

Solar and storage can form essential pillar of EU Green Recovery Statkraft develops innovative …

8 “to dos” for Governments to deliver the expansion of onshore wind needed for the Green Deal

8 “to dos” for Governments to deliver the expansion of onshore wind needed for …

MINDSPACE BUSINESS PARKS REIT JOINS EV100

Press releases MINDSPACE BUSINESS PARKS REIT JOINS EV100 First real estate entity from India …

Each new wind turbine installed in Europe generates €10m of economic activity

Press releases Each new wind turbine installed in Europe generates €10m of economic activity …

Solar recognised as competitive and strategic energy technology in State of the Energy Union and Renovation Wave

Press releases Solar recognised as competitive and strategic energy technology in State of the …

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