Alliance aims for 60GW in US
Four NGOs collaborate to boost renewables deployment by 2025
Business for Social Responsibility, Rocky Mountain Institute, World Resources Institute (WRI) and WWF have set up the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) to help deploy 60GW of new renewables in the USA by 2025.
REBA said it will help customers, renewable energy suppliers, utilities and policy makers to overcome market barriers to new renewable energy, as well as drive collaboration among all parties.
Each of the four members offer programmes to achieve REBA’s aims.
WRI and WWF said the Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles can help aggregate corporate buying demand and help utilities to better serve business buyers.
The Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center will help develop “solution providers”, scale renewable energy developments and aid companies in executing renewables strategies.
The BSR’s Future of Internet Power plans to increase the use of renewable electricity to power data centers.
Rocky Mountain Institute managing director Hervé Touati said: “More companies want to power their operations with renewable energy, but navigating the path to renewables is harder than it should be.
“REBA works across buyers, intermediaries, and developers to provide solutions and tools to meet rapidly growing corporate demand.”
Image: Lost Creek wind farm in US (NTR)