Scottish Islanders Secure £1.3m for Community Renewables System

Residents of the Isle of Canna off the west coast of Scotland have secured £1.3m to largely ditch their diesel power generators in favour of a new community-owned renewable electricity system based on solar PV, wind, and battery storage technologies in a bid to cut fuel usage and costs. Construction …

Visa & Daiwa House Commit To 100% Renewable Electricity, Join RE100

Two big names have announced their commitments to using 100% renewable electricity across their operations, digital payments giant Visa and Japan’s largest homebuilder Daiwa House Industry, both of which have also committed to 100% renewable electricity initiative RE100. The Climate Group, which in partnership with CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure …

IKEA Urges Clean Energy Switch with Customer Tariff Offer

IKEA is urging customers to switch to clean energy by offering a 100 per cent renewables tariff deal it claims could potentially save households more than £300 a year on their electricity bills. The Swedish retail giant has teamed up with the Big Clean Switch campaign to secure an exclusive …

T-Mobile Announces Commitment To 100% Renewable Electricity, Joins RE100

T-Mobile US has announced its intention this week to go 100% renewable electricity by 2021 and has backed its commitments by announcing a Power Purchase Agreement for 160 megawatts from the Solomon Forks Wind Project in Kansas. Announced on Monday, T-Mobile US — the self-proclaimed “Un-carrier” of American telecommunications — …

Budweiser Now Brews US Beer with 100 Per Cent Renewable Electricity

All Budweiser beers made in the US are now brewed with 100 per cent renewable electricity, the beer brand said today – its first market to complete the shift to green power. From Spring 2018 all US bottles and cans will sport a new renewable electricity symbol to signal the …

RE100: Corporates Scale Up Renewables Use in Spite of Policy Barriers

The march towards 100 per cent renewable electricity among global corporates continues apace, with the RE100 campaign today reporting significant increases in the proportion of clean energy sourced by its members in 2016-17. The non-profit initiative, which calls on businesses to commit to sourcing 100 per cent of their electricity …

100% Renewable Energy Worldwide Isn’t Just Possible—It’s Also More Cost-Effective

Transitioning the world to 100 percent renewable electricity isn’t just some environmentalist pipe dream—it’s “feasible at every hour throughout the year” and is more cost-effective than the current system, which largely relies on fossil fuels and nuclear energy, a new study claims. The research, compiled by Finland’s Lappeenranta University of …