23.06.2017 : Early 2017, EKOenergy launched an ecolabel for renewable gas. Its goal is to help consumers find the most sustainable forms of renewable gas and communicate about it. AFS Energy, a Netherlands based service provider specialised in the wholesale Renewable Energy sector, is our first commercial partner in the gas sector.
22.05.2017 : For each MWh of EKOenergy-certified hydropower, the seller pays at least 0.10 euro into EKOenergy’s Environmental Fund. That money is used to finance the implementation of river restoration projects. Because most of EKOenergy-certified hydropower is sold in Finland, we decided to spend this year’s money on Finnish projects. With the help of a jury of experts and stakeholders we selected four projects.
Standards and labels: help speed up the energy transition!
Standards and ecolabels can play a role in a transition towards a 100% renewable society. One of the reason why ecolabels exist, is to help consumers to do more and to push complete sectors in a more sustainable solution. Unfortunately, only a handful of standards explicitly recommend renewable energy. And those doing it, often mention the use of renewable energy as an optional, not obligatory, requirement.Read more