Renewables power Britain to new carbon emissions record

On Sunday June 30 carbon emissions from electricity fell to just 97g per kWh, breaking the previous record of 104g per kWh set last summer, and for the first time ever meeting the UK Committee on Climate Change’s 2030 target of 100 g per kWh for a whole day. June 30 was also the first ever day when more than half of Britain’s electricity was powered by renewables – 39% from wind, 9% from solar, 8% from biomass and 1% from hydro. The changes seen on the power grid reflect…

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Barclays commits to source 100% renewable electricity for its global operations by 2030

Barclays, the transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank, has joined RE100 with a commitment to source 100% renewable electricity for its global operations by 2030, with an interim goal of 90% by 2025. This will see Barclays l reduce its global emissions by 80% by 2025, once the interim target has been reached. RE100 is a global leadership initiative led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, which now brings together more than 170 leading companies committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity – massively scaling up demand for clean power.…

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Anheuser-Busch switches to renewable electricity in the US

The American brewer Anheuser-Busch is set to buy entirely renewable electricity by 2021 after signing the largest solar power purchase agreement (PPA) of any US beverage company. Coupled with its Budweiser Wind Farm in Billings, Oklahoma, the move will allow Anheuser-Busch to reach 100% renewable electricity in the US four years ahead of its 2025 goal. It will also enable parent company AB InBev to achieve 50% renewable electricity globally – a step toward its 100% goal in the RE100 initiative, led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP.…

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New Ørsted survey reveals 73% of UK consumers would choose retailers that use renewable energy

A new survey by Ørsted has revealed that 73% of UK consumers would choose products from companies that use renewable energy over those that don’t. The consumer attitudes survey was conducted on behalf of global offshore wind leader and business energy retailer Ørsted. The survey explores attitudes towards the purchase of goods from supermarkets, as well as food and beverages, clothing, electronics and beauty products. Ørsted commissioned the survey to gain a greater understanding of the influence of renewable energy on purchasing decisions, and how it can drive the behaviour of…

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ACORE Sets Investment Goal of $1 Trillion by 2030 for U.S. Renewables

The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), a national business group made up of companies that finance, develop, manufacture and use all forms of renewable energy, announced the launch of a new campaign that aims to reach $1 trillion in new U.S. private sector investment in renewable energy and enabling grid technologies by 2030. Through $1T 2030: The American Renewable Investment Goal, the country’s major providers of capital for energy infrastructure projects have now come together in a coordinated effort to accelerate the investment and deployment of renewable power as…

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