The RECs Market Meeting is the only European event that focuses on the demand side of the renewable electricity market. The conference covers a wide variety of aspects related to renewable markets. These include national and European policy, the effect of consumer choice, market aspects such as prices, volumes and availability, as well as end-user claims following the consumption of renewable energy.
The conference attracts more than 250 of Europe’s top leaders in renewable electricity procurement and sustainability reporting. Past speakers have included representatives of the Association of Issuing Bodies, BEUC, CDP, DLA Piper, DNV GL, Dow Jones Sustainability Index/RobercoSAM, Eurelectric, European Climate Foundation, European Commission, Global Reporting Initiative, Google, H&M, IKEA, Nasdaq, Nestle, Philips Lighting, RE100, Storebrand, Swedish Energy Agency, Swiss Reinsurance Company, The Gold Standard, Unilever, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and World Resource Institute/Greenhouse Gas Protocol.
Consumers driving the energy transition
Targets are nothing new for governments. The 2020 targets, for example, are fundamental to European energy policy and a frequent discussion topic among stakeholders. Targets aren’t new for companies either, which regularly present financial targets for the coming quarter or year. What is new, however, is that now corporates are setting these targets for their environmental impact. REC will start the conference by looking at these targets, how they are made and how they are met.