The RE100 initiative, led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, has grown leaps and bounds in recent years, and in 2018 — amidst the starkest warning yet from scientists of the dangers of climate change and unchecked global warming — RE100 added 37 new companies, bringing the total up to 155 companies creating demand for a phenomenal 188 terawatt-hours of renewable power each year — equivalent to the 23rd largest country in the world. First launched at Climate Week NYC 2014, the RE100 initiative is designed to bring together influential corporations which have committed to sourcing 100% of their electricity needs from renewable energy sources. Run by non-profit The Climate Group in collaboration with CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), RE100 currently boasts 155 members (as of November), having brought 37 new corporations on board in 2018 alone. If RE100 were a country, it would represent the 23rd largest electricity consumption in the world, at 188 terawatt-hours (TWh) annually, and boast combined revenue of $4.5 trillion, 5% of global GDP. In 2018, the RE100 initiative was able to greatly expand its global markets, now impacting more than 140 markets around the world. The initiative has identified Japan, […]


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