Google, Microsoft, IKEA Group, BT, Danone, Amazon, Enel Green Power, Engie, RES, Iberdrola and Facebook, Inc. have become Steering Group members of the RE-Source Platform, which pools resources and coordinates activities to promote a better framework for corporate renewable energy. The companies were announced at the official launch of the Platform during the EU Sustainable Energy Week. These major corporate energy users and supply side companies were highlighting the growing demand for clean energy and the need for clear and enabling policy frameworks.
The RE-Source Platform aims to raise awareness and accelerate renewable investments and corporate renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in Europe. Several deals have been signed in Europe in recent years, providing major corporate buyers with reliable and competitively-priced power, but the potential for more is huge. In 2017 more than 1 GW of PPA deals were signed in Europe and therefore the phenomenon is growing.According to IRENA’s latest study, getting the policy framework right on corporate sourcing will be key in helping to drive the energy transition.
Source: SolarPower Europe & WindEurope