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El sector de la moda debe liderar el cambio hacia un modelo sostenible

A coat being lifted out of the ocean by a fishing hook. Text: "#UpcyclingTheOceans campaign by Ecoalf"

27.04.2018 por Teresa López Hoy en día un gran número de nosotros sabe que la moda está entre las industrias más contaminantes del mundo – compitiendo con el transporte, la producción de petróleo y gas, la agricultura y la ganadería. Esto ha sido así durante décadas, pero de alguna manera el sector textil ha logrado […]

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Every day is Earth Day

EKOenergy Earth Day Plastic ecolabel for sustainable renewable energy

22.04.2018 : Plastic and its many applications have completely transformed the way we live. We are surrounded by plastic in our everyday life: when we at the supermarket, when travelling, visiting festivals and spending time with friends in cafes. But how did it all begin?

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What does blockchain mean for the renewable energy sector?

Blockchain and renewable energy transition, sustainability criteria and future. Illustration by Petter Nissinen

What everyone should know about blockchain, what it means for the energy sector, and how it could speed up the renewable energy transition.

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European decisionmakers, let’s keep things simple and sure!

EU flags outside the European Parliament building.

22.03.2018 : The discussions on the future of the Guarantees of Origin are taking place as part of the discussions on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive. The final decision will be taken soon.

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El papel clave de la energía para la igualdad de género

A group of women in Senegal, wearing colourful clothing and clapping and smiling.

08.03.2018 por Teresa López El Día Internacional de la Mujer es una buena ocasión (tan buena como cualquier otra) para visibilizar el trabajo que aún queda por hacer en relación a la igualdad de género y las diferentes áreas en las que debe ser abordada. Tener acceso a las mismas oportunidades independientemente del género no […]

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EKOenergía, un paso natural para empresas sostenibles

A group of farmers standing and smiling among crops in Ecuador.

15.02.2018 : La Fundación Copade, referente español en la promoción del comercio justo y la gestión forestal responsable, se une a la EKOenergía dando un paso más en su lucha por la sostenibilidad.

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EKOenergy and Save Pond Hockey stand up for winter!

An ice hockey team holding a sign that says "I'm standing up for winter!"

15.02.2018 : Last weekend, the EKOenergy team spent a cold Saturday chatting with hockey fans about renewable energy at the annual Save Pond Hockey tournament in Helsinki. This tournament was organised by hockey enthusiasts to raise money for campaigns against climate change.

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Chocolate made with EKOenergy

Chocolate with the EKOenergy ecolabel. Text: "Our chocolate is made with renewable energy!"

15.12.2017 : Karlina Ozolina and Laura Kothe, from the EKOenergy team, went to visit Pieni Suklaatehdas (“Little Chocolate Factory”) in Porvoo. This artisanal chocolate factory is not only making bean-to-bar chocolate without any additives or preservatives, but also using renewable EKOenergy-certified electricity for their production.

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How EKOenergy contributes to the SDGs

Two people lifting a solar panel onto a roof.

Exactly 2 years ago, the Sustainable Development Goals were adopted at the UN Sustainable Development Summit. For those committed to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, EKOenergy is a logical choice.

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Standards and labels: help speed up the energy transition!

Skyscrapers from below, on a sunny day..

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.

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