Who we are
The RE-Source Platform was founded in Brussels in June 2017 as an alliance of stakeholders representing clean energy buyers and suppliers.
The Platform pools resources and coordinates activities to promote a better framework for corporate renewable energy sourcing at EU and national level. Run day-to-day by the four founding organisations and steered by a committed group of corporate buyers and developers, the platform is designed to allow maximum cooperation and communication between renewable energy buyers and sellers and helps to realise the full potential of renewable electricity sourcing in Europe. The RE-Source team aims to increase the number of active corporates using renewable energy sourcing from 100 to 100,000.
Core Team and Founding Partners
Joop is the Director of the RE-Source Platform. He has been working and living in Brussels since 2013, specialising in Europe’s energy and climate policies. Joop worked as a freelance correspondent, managed campaigns for climate NGOs and developed climate policies for European telecommunications operators. He also founded a think-tank and wrote six books.
Stefano is Policy Advisor at RE-Source. In the last years, he has worked on aspects related to EU climate and energy policies for companies and associations such as FederlegnoArredo, Gestore Servizi Energetici (GSE), and European Heat Pump Association. Stefano has a background in both political and economic studies, having obtained a master’s degree in International Management at LUISS University. He also had a full scholarship for sports and merit during his academic career.
Malgosia is the RE-Source Platform Coordinator, leading the team of experts from SPE, WindEurope, WBCSD and RE100 to deliver on the strategic objectives of the Platform. Her main job is within WindEurope. She joined this association in 2004 and is responsible for all business operations, PR, communications and membership strategy. She also contributes to the strategic, overall development of the association.
Daniel is responsible for the sales and marketing strategy from development to overseeing implementation on an operational level at SolarPower Europe. He is also the RE-Source Liaison Officer for SolarPower Europe.
Sam has 20 years’ experience leading sustainability projects in the shipping, aviation, food, construction and NGO sectors. He is also non-executive director of the Ethical Consumer Research Association.
Mariana Heinrich leads WBCSD’s energy program, facilitating global coalitions of business and external stakeholders to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world by implementing innovative business models in the energy industry. She supports companies in their development of sustainable business strategies and implementation or investment in innovative energy solutions.
Aleksandra, also known as Ola, has 7 years of experience in shaping and leading climate policy projects in non-for-profit sector where she’s specialised in knowledge and data-driven communications. Ola graduated with MSc in Social Policy at the London School of Economics.
Maris brings close to ten years’ experience as an Australian diplomat to his role in Climate Group and the RE100 initiative. He led policy advocacy and development for Australia in the Nordic region and Western Balkans, particularly focusing on green transition and trade issues.
Lucy leads the renewable electricity workstream at WBCSD, bringing together companies from the full renewable value chain to work together on solutions to accelerate the deployment of renewable electricity beyond average growth. As part of this Lucy manages the Global Corporate Renewable PPA Forum, which aims to increase understanding and use of corporate renewable PPAs globally.
Pierre has been at WindEurope since 2011, and has coordinated the Association’s advocacy on a number of issues including the Renewable Energy Directive, state aid guidelines and trade policy.
Dries is SolarPower Europe’s Policy Director, and is responsible for the policy work of the association. He joined SolarPower Europe from the European Climate Foundation, where he was director of the energy programme for over a decade. Previously, he worked at Apple Inc., in the EMEA public affairs department. Dries holds a master’s degree in contemporary history from the Catholic University of Brussels and Leuven, Belgium, and a post-graduate degree in international relations from the Karl-Rüprecht University in Heidelberg, Germany.
Guy facilitates business opportunities by developing and disseminating the Renewable Energy Buyers Toolkit and working with partners to develop support for corporate renewable energy procurement.
Jonathan coordinates SolarPower Europe’s policy work on renewable electrification, permitting and corporate sourcing. He has also experience with NGOs and the European Commission on energy scenarios. Jonathan holds two master’s degrees both in environmental Engineering and in Business Management from the University of Strasbourg.
What we do
The RE-Source Platform pushes for the removal of regulatory and administrative barriers to corporate renewable energy procurement in Europe in support of the EU’s climate and energy goals. The Platform provides a wealth of free information and resources on corporate energy sourcing, including an annual event which brings together both buyers and sellers from across Europe.
The corporate sourcing market in Europe has taken off over the last few years. Corporate electricity buyers, renewable energy suppliers and policy-makers have a unique opportunity to work together to help Europe achieve its climate and energy objectives by enabling new, competitively-priced renewable energy resources at a scale not otherwise achievable. RE-Source Platform is prepared to continue leading by example and accelerate the transition to a smarter, more sustainable and more inclusive European energy system.
RE-Source knows that corporations seek the removal of barriers to renewable energy procurement in support of Europe’s climate and energy goals. Discover RE-Source’s statement in its Declaration.