Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance, VERGE Combine Forces to Supercharge Clean Energy Adoption

OAKLAND/WASHINGTON, DC (February 4, 2020) —   The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) has announced that it will partner with GreenBiz Group’s VERGE conference and expo in Fall 2020 to create a single event designed to accelerate the transition to clean energy. REBA and VERGE have hosted adjacent events since 2017, part of a week-long series of gatherings designed to drive forward the clean economy.  This year’s event, VERGE 20, will be held in the San Jose Convention Center, October 27-29.


“We are excited to take our partnership with REBA to the next level,” said Shana Rappaport, vice president and executive director of VERGE. “Uniting the REBA and VERGE 20 will provide an unparalleled opportunity for renewable energy buyers and key stakeholders to explore solutions and foster cross-sector collaborations to address barriers to progress. This is what’s needed to create clean, resilient energy systems amid the growing disruptions in a warming world.” 


Both events are designed to provide the tools, resources and connections needed to decarbonize the economy. This fall’s conference and expo also supports REBA’s goal of catalyzing 60 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable energy projects by 2025.


“The scale, scope and speed of the transition to a clean energy economy requires new forms of collaboration, across the market and also between mission-aligned organizations like REBA and GreenBiz,” said Miranda Ballentine, REBA CEO. “Integrating REBA’s programming with VERGE provides a unique opportunity to unlock the market potential of a cleaner, prosperous, zero-carbon energy future.” 


The two events and their audiences complement each other. REBA, a membership association, representing large energy buyers, brings more than 400 attendees spanning the C&I sector, including Google, General Motors, and Microsoft. VERGE convenes more than 4,000 leaders — from the private and public sectors, utilities, solution providers, NGOs and startups — from five key markets: clean energy, electrified transportation, the circular economy, carbon removal and sustainable food systems. 




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Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), a membership organization working to establish a resilient, zero-carbon energy system where every organization has a viable, expedient and cost-effective pathway to renewable energy. REBA's mission is to support its membership to catalyze 60 GW of renewable energy by 2025.