Airport trade association ACI Europe has signed an agreement with the RE-Source Platform, the European alliance of stakeholders for corporate renewable energy sourcing.
This new partnership will facilitate the clean energy transition at Europe’s airports, enabling them to deliver on their objective to reach net-zero by 2050 for carbon emissions under their control.
Olivier Jankovec, director general of ACI Europe, said, “On average, switching to clean energy supply offers the potential to reduce an airport’s own carbon footprint by 60%. 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.
“To succeed, we need strategic partnerships – and this is what ACI Europe’s involvement in RE-Source is about. This will provide our members with the latest tools and information to help them drive their transition to clean energy sourcing. This will also enable 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.”
RE-Source has launched a special toolkit, which will provide 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.
Additionally, as part of its effort to spur action on the Net-Zero 2050 commitment, ACI Europe will – in 2020 – organize a special training session for airports with the RE-Source Platform, SolarPower Europe and WindEurope on how to move forward.
Founded by SolarPower Europe, WindEurope, RE100 and the WBCSD, it focuses on supporting the development and deployment of renewable energy sources by promoting new business models and improving policies and regulations.