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.
02.05.2017 : Complete your checklist with us!
02.05.2017: EKOenergy, with support from Green Key, is launching a new campaign. We ask the global hospitality sector to switch to EKOenergy-certified renewable energy and commit to a sustainable future. Prepare your business for the summer and complete your checklist by switching to EKOenergy!
Things are easier with EKOenergy
For companies engaging in carbon accounting and in a transition towards 100% renewable, the EKOenergy ecolabel is a helpful tool, in at least 3 ways.
Athletes for EKOenergy
The opening ceremony at the Rio olympics had a very environmentally focused theme, and more and more athletes are using their notoriety and status to fight for good causes. That’s why at EKOenergy we are seeking renowned sports stars, leaders in their field, to show their support of the Environment and EKOenergy.
Saimaa seals have difficulty giving birth due to climate change
We’ve already grown used to news of glaciers melting and polar bears losing their natural habitat. The melting of glaciers seems a concern distant from our everyday lives, but climate change is also affecting species in Finland. The Saimaa ringed seal is a sad example of a species falling victim to climate change.
100% renewable is the solution
5 years ago, only a handful of people believed a 100% renewable economy was feasible. But now global leaders from government, business and the UN all call for a transition to 100% renewable energy worldwide to achieve the climate goals of the Paris Agreement.
18.10.2016 : Drink responsible – Sustainability in the brewery sector
Burning fossil fuels for energy production is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. As brewing is a water and energy intensive process, finding ways to reduce consumption and creating a more sustainable process is one of the company’s key objectives. What is more, it also makes sense from a business perspective.
09.09.2016 : Concrete results through the Climate Fund
For each MWh of EKOenergy sold, a minimum of €0.10 goes to EKOenergy’s Climate Fund. The Climate Fund takes your contribution to wherever it´s needed. And of course you have your say in the decision: EKOenergy sellers and consumers are actively involved in the selection of the projects.
19.08.2016 : Studying ice in Greenland
Nandita Rajan studies atmospheric sciences at the University of Helsinki and is a volunteer at the EKOenergy Secretariat. As part of her course “Effects of climate change on Arctic ecosystems and societies”, she travelled to Nuuk, Greenland.
13.07.2016 : A sunny day out in Vihti!
Our team from the secretariat joined some local volunteers to help out restoring a river in Vihti. The team were shown the outstanding work the volunteers had done in previous years to restore the local trout population, and learnt about future plans to bring salmon back to the region, which would be made possible due to the EU LIFE Freshabit project.