About Us

About Us

A group of large energy buyers developed the Buyers’ Principles to spur progress on renewable energy and to add their perspective to the future of the U.S. energy and electricity system. WWF and WRI facilitated these efforts from 2014 to 2019. Today, the Buyers’ Principles are facilitated by the Renewable Energy Buyers’ Alliance.

The Principles first publicly launched in July of 2014 with 12 signatories, initially representing 8.4 million megawatt hours of renewable energy demand by 2020. As of October 2018, 77 companies have signed on, representing over 69 million MWh of annual demand by 2020 and $7.8 trillion in market cap.

The Principles have been built on an understanding of what customers need, what regulators value, and how utilities have seized these opportunities effectively.

Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance

The Principles were founded by WWF and WRI and are now run by the Renewable Energy Buyers’ Alliance (REBA). REBA is a community of large clean energy buyers, developers, and service providers who, together with NGO partners, are simplifying renewable energy purchasing in the U.S. and international markets to lead the transition to a cleaner, prosperous, zero-carbon energy future. REBA began as a collaboration of four initiatives headed by nonprofit organizations – Business for Social Responsibility’s Future of Internet Power, the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center, World Resources Institute’s Electricity Initiative, and WWF’s Buyers’ Principles. These organizations have now spun off the initiatives into a single business-led organization: REBA. Collectively, REBA works with more than 100 large energy buyers that represent enormous demand for renewable energy. REBA’s goal is to help corporations purchase 60 GW of additional renewable energy in the U.S. by 2025. To learn more, please visit rebuyers.org

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World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, working in 100 countries for over half a century. With the support of almost 5 million members worldwide, WWF is dedicated to delivering science-based solutions to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth, halt the degradation of the environment and combat climate change.

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The World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the United States, China, India, Brazil, and more. Our more than 450 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural resources—the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being.

The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) is an alliance of large clean energy buyers, developers, and service providers that, together with NGO partners, are unlocking the marketplace for all nonresidential energy buyers to lead a rapid transition to a cleaner, prosperous, zero-carbon energy future.

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Buyers' Principles Signatories:

 
Bloomberg
Berry Global
Equinix
Visa
Boston Scientific
Target
Google
TD Bank
Johnson & Johnson
Unilever
Sealed Air
GM
adidas Group
Samsung
Iron Mountain
Novo Nordisk
Digital Realty
Starbucks
Marriott
Lockheed Martin
Facebook
intuit
Kaiser Permanente
Ebay
VF Corp
Genentech
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Volvo
Walmart
H&M
HP inc.
Staples
Switch
LinkedIn
Intel
Symantec
BD
Hilton
Schneider Electric
Cox Enterprises
Dell
Gap inc.
PCC Community Markets
Yahoo!
Amazon
AMD
Autodesk
Kellogg
Penguin Random House
Sprint
Akamai
Sprouts Farmers Market
starwood
REI
Avery Dennison
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
ARUP
McCormick
Microsoft
Adobe
Pepsi
DuPont
P&G
Workday
Etsy
3M
VMWare
Cisco
Aditya Birla Novelis
Nestle
Ikea
Mars
Saunders Hotel Group
salesforce
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
AT&T
McDonald’s