Spurred by WRI’s Scope 2 Guidance, CDP’s new climate action requirements, and the Paris Agreement—not to mention a falling price environment—corporations are going big on renewables. While U.S. domestic interest in contracts like power purchase agreements (PPAs) remains high in spite of uncertainties surrounding the Trump administration, many other global markets are emerging as powerful, viable partners in the fight for a carbon-free future. Global markets are rapidly developing renewable energy products ranging from standardized commodities to contracting structures similar to PPAs.
WEBINAR: Paris, Climate Action, and Developments in Global Renewable Energy Markets
Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET
In this webinar, leading experts James Lewis and Amy Haddon will provide an overview on the global RE market and highlight growing opportunities in Mexico, southeast Asia, Europe, and more. James and Amy will discuss the drivers behind these opening markets, the types of products available in these markets, and how these products can help companies meet their own goals, and the goals of their supply chain.
Participants will receive an overview of the primary global drivers on climate action and clean energy, including the Paris Agreement, Scope 2 Guidance, and CDP’s new climate action initiatives. Participants will develop new vocabulary that will enhance their ability to speak meaningfully about these markets with decision makers, as well as expanding their understanding of the voluntary renewable market worldwide. Participants will also deepen their understanding of the requirements of the Scope 2 protocol and how global renewable energy sourcing can help them to advance towards, or meet, their carbon reduction and/or climate action commitments.
Amy Haddon leads the marketing, communication, and engagement efforts for Renewable Choice. She is responsible for the development of marketing and communications strategy to engage corporate clients and has worked with some of the largest brands in the world to develop customized communication and sustainability programs and tools. For five years, Amy served as the Marketing Director and a Sustainability Consultant for Renewable Choice’s former subsidiary, Mosaic Sustainability, where she led projects for Gap Inc., Octal, Jackson Family Wines, Akamai Technologies, and Summit Brands, among others. Amy is a recognized voice on clean energy and sustainability and is a frequent writer and speaker on Strategic Renewables and corporate social responsibility. She received a master’s degree in organizational performance from Colorado State University, is an ISSP Certified Sustainability Professional, and has completed advanced training in sustainability and GRI report writing. Amy is also an adjunct faculty member in the Environmental Studies department at Naropa University in Boulder, CO.
James Lewis leads Renewable Choice’s work in international markets and supports the development of emerging global renewable energy instruments. James has over 10 years of experience in sustainability with a background in sales, marketing, consulting, and research. For the last eight years he has been based in Asia Pacific with Climate Friendly, a provider of renewable energy and carbon solutions in markets outside of North America and a member of the South Pole Group, the world's largest carbon project developer.
James has helped clients such as Hilton, Microsoft, UEFA, and WWF to achieve their sustainability objectives in diverse markets including the UK, Switzerland, India, China, and Singapore. Specifically, solutions have included off-site PPAs in India, the first international RECs in Singapore, private wire solar projects in the UK, and the development of the international GoldPower REC product with WWF.
James has lived and worked in the UK, Australia, and France, and is a citizen of both the UK and Australia. He has a Masters of Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London and a BA in Geography and Management Studies from the University of Leeds.
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