Major Environmental Groups Call On Businesses To Lead On Climate Policy

Eleven leading environmental and sustainable business organizations published an open letter in the New York Times today, urging the CEOs of Corporate America to step up their engagement on climate policy. Signatories include the heads of BSR, C2ES, CDP, Ceres, Conservation International, Environmental Defense Fund, The Climate Group, The Nature Conservancy, the Union of Concerned Scientists, World Resources Institute, and World Wildlife Fund. In the letter, the organizations call on businesses to adopt a science-based climate policy agenda that is aligned with the recommendations of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate…

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US-based Fifth Third Bank makes history by powering up 100% renewable solar facility

Fifth Third Bank‘s Aulander Holloman Solar Facility in North Carolina is officially declared open – with 80 megawatts (MW) of capacity, it’s one of the largest solar projects in the US. It is the first time a member of the RE100 initiative, led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, has met its entire electricity need from solar power. Built by solar developer SunEnergy1, the facility is expected to generate clean power that is more than or equal to the amount Fifth Third uses in a year, enough to…

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Virgin Media commits to only using 100% renewable electricity and joins RE100 initiative

Virgin Media has signed up to The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative, joining a group of leading businesses committed to increasing the generation and consumption of renewable electricity across the UK and around the world. Virgin Media’s 2018 Sustainability Report, published today, reveals that in 2018 it sourced 100% of its contracted electricity, used across its UK and Ireland operations, from renewable sources. Now, by joining RE100, Virgin Media is making a long term commitment to supporting the UK’s drive to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. This commitment further supports…

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Manufacturing giant 3M commits to 100% renewable power for global operations

Manufacturing and technology giant 3M has become the latest company to join RE100, the global leadership initiative bringing together companies committed to 100% renewable power, led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP. The company has committed to source 100% renewable electricity for its global operations by 2050, with an interim goal of 50% by 2025. Making the announcement, 3M stated that its global headquarters will now be renewably powered – taking the company to sourcing 30% renewable electricity globally.  Helen Clarkson, CEO, The Climate Group, said: “By joining…

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Anheuser-Busch InBev Commits to a 100% Renewable Electricity Future

Anheuser-Busch InBev recently announced a commitment to secure 100% of the company’s purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025. In total, this will shift 6 terawatt-hours of electricity annually to renewable sources in the markets where AB InBev operates and will help transform the energy industry in countries like Argentina, Brazil, India and markets across the African continent. This increased renewable electricity generation – which is the amount of energy produced in one year by solar panels covering the area of more than 400 soccer pitches  – will support efforts…

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