Energy

Accelerating the transition to
cleaner, smarter energy

workers installing solar panels

Overview

Energy is the largest polluting sector globally, responsible for two-thirds of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. With renewable energy costs falling rapidly, and the growing danger of stranded assets, a clean energy transition is now well underway.

We're working with leading businesses, cities and governments to accelerate the shift to cleaner, smarter energy. We showcase the benefits, leverage growing demand, and push for ambitious policies.

Our work on energy

RE100

Corporate leadership on renewable electricity

RE100 is the global renewable energy initiative bringing together hundreds of large and influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity. Together, we underline the business case and send a powerful demand signal to policymakers and investors to help address market challenges.

RE100 is delivered by the Climate Group in partnership with CDP. Our goal is to achieve zero carbon electricity grids at scale.

EP100

Corporate leadership on smart energy use

EP100 is a global initiative bringing together large, energy-smart companies doing more with less energy. We share the business benefits of improving energy efficiency and shine a spotlight on the most innovative approaches.

EP100 is led by the Climate Group in partnership with the Alliance to Save Energy. Our goal is to lower energy demand to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enable a faster transition to clean energy.

LED Scale-Up

Calling for LED city lighting by 2025

LED Scale-up is a global initiative calling on policymakers to switch to energy efficient light-emitting diode (LED) technology for all city street lighting by 2025 and define long-term strategies to encourage its uptake worldwide, including by utilities.

LED Scale-Up is delivered by the Climate Group in partnership with Signify (formerly Philips Lighting).

Big energy stats

82%

Fall in cost of solar photovoltaics (PV)

Renewable energy is getting cheaper. In 2010-2019 the cost of solar PV fell by 82%, onshore wind by 40%. Source: IRENA.org

4m

Jobs potential in energy efficiency

Smarter energy use can help with a green recovery from COVID-19. Four million jobs could be created in energy efficiency alone. Source: International Energy Agency (IEA).

5%

Global CO2 emissions from lighting

Lighting accounts for nearly 5% of global CO2 emissions. LED lighting can achieve energy savings of 50-70% compared to old technologies. Source: CLASP