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What is the CEN Standard process all about?

Consumers’ demand for using renewable energy and their interest in reporting their consumption has given rise to so-called “book and claim systems” in various parts of the world. These are Energy Attribute Certificate systems, such as the Guarantee of Origin system in Europe and the RECs in the USA. If you are familiar with the …

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Partnerships for the Goals: How we cooperate with the Siemenpuu Foundation

In order to bring additionality to renewable energy purchases and help realise SDG 7 (affordable, clean energy for all), the EKOenergy ecolabel raises funds for new renewable energy projects in developing countries (see more on our Climate Fund page). These projects are managed by experienced organisations and are implemented in cooperation with local NGOs. The …

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UNDESA publication features EKOenergy

EKOenergy is featured in UN DESA SDG publication

إضغط هنا لمشاهدة هذا المقال باللغة العربية إضغط هنا لمشاهدة هذا المقال باللغة العربية United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) has launched a publication on outstanding practices that contribute to reaching the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). The UN hopes that these examples provide inspiration to Governments and stakeholders in their efforts …

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Verdonce: natural home textiles made in Spain using EKOenergy

إضغط هنا لمشاهدة هذا المقال باللغة العربية إضغط هنا لمشاهدة هذا المقال باللغة العربية Verdonce is a Spanish brand of products that will help you make your home more sustainable and reduce waste, therefore helping the environment. Their products are made with natural materials from local suppliers and are hand-made in Madrid. We interviewed the …

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Additional call for a river restoration project in Finland

For each megawatt-hour sold as EKOenergy hydropower, a contribution of at least 0.10 € (ten cents) is paid to EKOenergy’s Environmental Fund. These contributions are used to finance the implementation of river restoration projects. For this year, and after a previous call in the spring, we still have 15,000 euros in the Fund. The money …

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Bioenergy criteria public consultation 2020

Review of EKOenergy’s criteria for bioenergy – public consultation Background EKOenergy’s current criteria for electricity from bioenergy were approved in 2013. They deal with 3 main aspects: The efficiency of the production processes (use in cogeneration) The sustainability of the origin of the biomass. We only accept residues and specific types of woody biomass. We …

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Solar for maternity centres in Madagascar

إضغط هنا لمشاهدة هذا المقال باللغة العربية إضغط هنا لمشاهدة هذا المقال باللغة العربية In 2019, EKOenergy granted 24 000 euros to equip eight maternity units with solar energy in rural parts of Madagascar. The project was prepared and implemented by Santé Sud in cooperation with their local partners. By the end of 2020, solar …

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EKOenergy rowing event on the only free flowing branch of Kemijoki

Let’s talk about hydropower

إضغط هنا لمشاهدة هذا المقال باللغة العربية One of the reasons why we have launched the EKOenergy ecolabel is to help consumers identify and choose the most environmentally friendly renewable energy products available. As a nature conservation NGO, our priority regarding renewable energy is, of course, its sustainability and impact on biodiversity. إضغط هنا لمشاهدة …

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Ecolabels increase environmental awareness

Ecolabels and what they bring to the renewable energy market

إضغط هنا لمشاهدة هذا المقال باللغة العربية إضغط هنا لمشاهدة هذا المقال باللغة العربية From time to time, we hear people commenting that energy consumers are confused and that the existence of “a multitude of ecolabels” contributes to that confusion. We agree that the energy market can be confusing, but it’s not for this reason …

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EKOenergy has contributed to projects alleviating energy poverty in developing countries, reached 1 million euros in 2020

1,000,000 € raised for renewable energy projects

إضغط هنا لمشاهدة هذا المقال باللغة العربية إضغط هنا لمشاهدة هذا المقال باللغة العربية We are happy to announce that our contribution to projects fighting energy poverty has exceeded 1,000,000 €!  For each MWh of EKOenergy consumption, 0.10 € goes to our Climate Fund. With these contributions, we finance new renewable energy projects in developing …

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L’Arbre à Café roasts their coffees with EKOenergy-labelled renewable gas

إضغط هنا لمشاهدة هذا المقال باللغة العربية إضغط هنا لمشاهدة هذا المقال باللغة العربية L’Arbre à Café is a coffee roastery that imports its specialty coffees directly from farmers and does the roasting in Paris using EKOenergy-labelled gas. L’Arbre à Café‘s coffees come from sustainable, regenerative agriculture and diversified forests, and are sold online and in its …

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40 kW of solar for street children in Nairobi

إضغط هنا لمشاهدة هذا المقال باللغة العربية إضغط هنا لمشاهدة هذا المقال باللغة العربية Fighting energy poverty All consumers of EKOenergy-labelled energy contribute to EKOenergy’s Climate Fund. Through our Climate Fund, we finance renewable energy projects in developing countries. This way, EKOenergy helps tackle energy poverty and contributes to the realisation of multiple Sustainable Development …

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Two new Climate Fund projects in Nepal

Enabling the uptake of solar energy in Nepal All consumers of EKOenergy-labelled energy contribute to EKOenergy’s Climate Fund. Through our Climate Fund, we finance renewable energy projects in developing countries. This way, EKOenergy helps tackle energy poverty and contributes to the realisation of multiple Sustainable Development Goals. Earlier this year, we organised an open call …

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EKOenergy co-finances 4 solar energy projects in Mali

إضغط هنا لمشاهدة هذا المقال باللغة العربية إضغط هنا لمشاهدة هذا المقال باللغة العربية Thanks to consumers of EKOenergy-labelled energy, EKOenergy’s Climate Fund supports renewable energy projects in developing countries. These initiatives focus on realising the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We have now decided to grant 45,000 € from our Climate Fund to 4 more …

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