Grote internationale bedrijven nu al halfweg 100% duurzame energie
22 januari 2016 – De 53 grote internationale bedrijven die hebben beloofd over te stappen naar 100% duurzame energie zijn volgens een rapport over dat initiatief (RE100) inmiddels al halverwege. Het Nederlandse KPN is een van de tien deelnemers die 100% al hebben gehaald.
Uit een persbericht van RE100 (100% Renewable Energy)
‘(…) RE100 companies are on average half way towards meeting their 100% renewable electricity goals, a new RE100 report published by The Climate Group and CDP shows. The latest available data (2014) from (45) RE100 companies shows that those in the retail sector have switched the largest amount of electricity to renewables (10,764,000 MWh in 2014), while those in the ICT sector are closest to reaching their 100% renewable electricity goals (on average they are 64% of the way there). Taking into account company interim and end goals for reaching 100% renewable electricity, RE100 projects that the current group of 53 RE100 companies will reach an average of 80% renewable electricity by 2020.
“The good news is that RE100 companies in every sector have made progress towards their 100% goals – or in some cases, have already got there”, says Emily Farnworth, RE100 Campaign Director at The Climate Group. “The companies that have been able to make the switch more easily are those with smaller power requirements operating mainly in the US or Europe – where renewable electricity options are most readily accessible.
“When all 53 RE100 companies are 100% powered by renewables, they’d create enough renewable electricity demand to power Hong Kong and Singapore combined – today’s report shows they are well on their way.
“Of course we need to carry on growing the campaign and get more and more companies committed to 100% renewable electricity. Following on from the success of COP21 in Paris, business has a real opportunity to support the transition to renewable power and help deliver major carbon cuts.”
Looking more closely at the options being used, RE100 has identified a trend for IT companies building new research labs and data centers to use power purchasing agreements and on-site generation, while many European companies are making the most of credible options to purchase ‘green power’ directly from the grid.
Roberto Zanchi, Technical Manager, Renewable Energy at CDP, says: “This report shows us that business corporations around the world are stepping up in making commitments to renewable energy and working with RE100 to drive forward a global market for renewable energy.
“By reporting to CDP on their transition to clean energy and the sharing of best practices, RE100 companies are demonstrating strong transparency and accountability which are essential in developing a vibrant, well-functioning market.” (…)
There are currently 53 companies in the RE100 campaign, including: Adobe, Alstria, Autodesk, Aviva, Biogen, BMW Group, BROAD Group, BT Group, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Commerzbank, DSM, Elion Resources Group, Elopak, Formula E, Givaudan, Goldman Sachs, Google, H&M, IKEA Group, Infosys, ING, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.(IFF), J. Safra Sarasin, Johnson & Johnson, Kingspan, KPN, La Poste, Land Securities, Marks & Spencer, Mars Incorporated, Microsoft, Nestlé, Nike, Inc., Nordea Bank AB, Novo Nordisk, Pearson, Philips, Procter & Gamble, Proximus, RELX Group, Salesforce, SAP, SGS, Starbucks, Steelcase, Swiss Post, Swiss Re, UBS, Unilever, Vaisala, Voya Financial, Walmart and YOOX Group. (…)’
Ook Nederlandse bedrijven
Aan het RE100 initiatief doen ook 6 Nederlandse bedrijven mee:
- DSM (50% in 2025)
- IKEA (staat genoteerd als Nederlands bedrijf; nu op 67%)
- ING (?)
- KPN (nu 100%)
- Philips (nu 55%)
- Unilever (nu 45%)
10 bedrijven hebben 100% al gehaald
- Biogen (VS)
- Commerzbank (Duitsland)
- KPN (Nederland)
- Marks & Spencer (Britse deel van het bedrijf)
- Microsoft (VS)
- Pearson (GrBr)
- SAP (Duitsland)
- Steelcase (VS)
- Swiss Post (Zwitserland)
- Voya Financial (VS)Er zijn geen openbare cijfers beschikbaar van de deelnemers Google, J Safra Sarasin en Nike.
RE100, persbericht, 20 januari 2016: RE100 companies half of the way to 100% renewable electricity goals – Annual Report
RE100, rapport, 20 januari 2016: Growing Market Demand for Renewable Power; RE100 Annual Report (pdf, 17 pag.)