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EKOenergy’s approach with regard to unique claims and avoidance of double counting

Introduction The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Scope 2 Guidance is the most widely used and internationally accepted set of rules. Its requirements for energy tracking also form the basis for the tracking requirements of the EKOenergy ecolabel, as well as the CDP and the RE100 guidelines. An increasing number of consumers feel the pressure to switch …

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Youth for climate action: Good Energies Alliance Ireland and EKOenergy

As Good Energies Alliance Ireland and EKOenergy are two environmental NGOs operating within the European Solidarity Corps network and as both are having sustainable energy transition and climate action as their core mission, we decided to start collaborating more closely towards our common goals. We believe that like-minded civil society organisations getting together can really …

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Coopérations Entreprises Socio-Culturelles from Luxembourg is now using EKOenergy too

Coopérations Entreprises Socio-Culturelles refers to two organisations in Luxembourg: Coopérations Asbl and Coopérations Société Coopérative. One is a non-profit socio-cultural organisation focused on art and culture, social involvement and helping people reach their potential. The other is a socio-economically-oriented enterprise functioning as a workshop which offers work opportunities to people with psychosocial handicaps in 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

EKOenergia apareix en la publicació SDG Good Practices de UN DESA

El Departament d’Assumptes Econòmics i Socials de les Nacions Unides (UN DESA) ha publicat una guia sobre les pràctiques destacades que contribueixen a aconseguir els ODS (Objectius de Desenvolupament Sostenible). Les Nacions Unides esperen que aquests exemples serveixin d’inspiració als governs i a les parts interessades en els seus esforços per fer front a les …

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Verdonce: tèxtils naturals per a la llar fets a Espanya utilitzant EKOenergia

Verdonce és una marca espanyola de productes que t’ajudaran a fer de la teva casa una llar més sostenible, reduint els residus i ajudant al medi ambient. Els seus productes estan elaborats amb materials naturals de proveïdors locals i confeccionats a mà a Madrid. Entrevistem a Mónica García i Oliver Green, els fundadors de Verdonce, també …

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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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EKOenergy rowing event on the only free flowing branch of Kemijoki

Let’s talk about hydropower

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. Hydropower unfortunately still makes up the majority of renewable energy …

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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

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 countries. These projects change lives by improving access to reliable, clean energy and bring …

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

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 two Parisian shops. We asked Hippolyte Courty, founder of L’Arbre à Café, …

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