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All eyes on net zero 2050 as ACI Europe and RE-Source partner

Olivier Jankovec hopes a new agreement will allow them to remove the regulatory hurdles to renewable energy’s development and its sourcing by corporates.

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ACI Europe has signed a key cooperation agreement with the RE-Source Platform at its annual event in Amsterdam.

This new partnership is aimed at facilitating the transition to clean energy at Europe’s airports as they strive to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

RE-Source brings together clean energy buyers and suppliers in order to promote a better framework for corporate energy sourcing both at the EU and national levels. Founded by SolarPower Europe, WindEurope, RE100 and the WBCSD, the alliance is focused on supporting the development and deployment of renewable energy sources by promoting new business models and improving policies and regulations.

“On average, switching to clean energy supply offers the potential to reduce an airport’s carbon footprint by 60 per cent. This means that access to renewable energy at competitive prices and under a stable regulatory and contractual framework is of paramount importance for the European airport industry to deliver on its net zero 2050 commitment,” commented Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI Europe.

“This partnership will provide our members with the latest tools and information to help them drive their transition to clean energy sourcing. This will also allow us to play our part in pushing for the removal of administrative and regulatory hurdles to the development of renewable energy and its sourcing by corporates.” 

The partners are launching aids and services designed to enable airports meeting not only net zero by 2050 , but Europe’s own target to reach 32 per cent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030. The RE-Source Platform have launched a special toolkit, providing airports with template contractual terms, information on methods of procuring renewable energy, the business models for renewable energy sourcing and their availabilities across the continent. While, in 2020, ACI EUROPE plans to hold a special training session for airports with the RE-Source Platform, SolarPower Europe and WindEurope on how to move forward.

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