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Ritex, productor alemany de preservatius, usa EKOenergia

Ritex, una empresa alemanya productora de condons i lubricants, ha començat a utilitzar electricitat etiquetada amb EKOenergia, incorporant el logo d’EKOenergia en la seva nova gamma de productes PRO NATURE. Els vam fer algunes preguntes sobre aquest recent projecte, per saber més sobre el seu enfocament en la sostenibilitat i què els va portar a triar l’electricitat …

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El segon projecte del Fons Climàtic de 2020: Microxarxes solars per a Myanmar

Energia solar per Myanmar Gràcies a les contribucions dels usuaris d’EKOenergia a tot el món, podem finançar projectes d’energia renovable que no tindrien lloc sense la nostra ajuda. A principis d’aquest any vam anunciar una convocatòria de projectes i ara estem seleccionant les propostes més prometedores i amb un major impacte, amb l’ajuda d’un jurat independent. …

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Energia agrícola origen-a-consumidor: La primera comunitat d’agroenergia que utilitza 100% EKOenergia

Fundada el 2018, actualment inclou més de 500 empreses italianes Energia agrícola origen-a-consumidor és la primera comunitat de granges italianes que utilitza energia 100% renovable i sostenible amb l’etiqueta EKOenergia. Inaugurada el 2018, gràcies a la col·laboració entre Coldiretti i ForGreen Spa Società Benefit, el projecte té per objecte sensibilitzar i fomentar la difusió d’informació sobre l’ús de l’energia renovable. …

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More solar energy for Nepal, thanks to users of EKOenergy

Earlier this year, EKOenergy and the Siemenpuu Foundation organised a joint call for solar energy projects in Mali, Myanmar and Nepal. We are happy to announce that this process has now resulted in the selection of a first project. Together we are granting 70,000 euro to the project “Solar electrification of a village and promoting …

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EKOenergy awards for our licensees

We’re always thankful to consumers for choosing EKOenergy and above all, to our licensed sellers that make it possible. By offering EKOenergy-labelled energy to consumers and regularly mentioning the EKOenergy ecolabel, the licensees contribute to our growing network of positive energy and help us move closer to a 100% renewable and sustainable future. In order …

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Grants for small scale river restoration projects

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. We are now able to finance 2 to 3 small-scale river projects in Germany, Finland or Sweden. These are the countries …

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Economic stimulus packages should benefit people and the planet

The COVID-19 pandemic has demanded swift and unprecedented action from governments worldwide. The depth and severity of the crisis, and the scope of the response, has seen billions of euros of public investment and rapid financial support from governments across the globe. Upon navigating such unprecedented times, we should, however, keep in mind that choices …

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I-RECs for renewable electricity tracking in Russia

Sunset in Ulyanovsk, Fortum Earlier this year, the International Renewable Energy Certificate (I-REC) Standard announced the beginning of I-REC issuance in Russia. This long-awaited development is a huge step forwards for energy consumers looking for opportunities to contribute to the energy transition in the country. Serving as a tool to prove the use of 100% …

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Pixartprinting, leading company for printing services in Europe, choose EKOenergy

Pixartprinting is an Italian company specialising in the online provision of personalised printing services. In 2018, they joined the Be ForGreen Be Sustainable community becoming a consumer who uses 100% renewable, traceable and EKOenergy-ecolabelled energy. Through this, Pixartprinting has contributed to the avoidance of 3,581 tonnes of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere each year, actively …

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From north to south avoiding flights: interview with our former volunteer Glòria

Thanks to our growing number of volunteers, EKOenergy is broadening its reach from north to south, east to west! Recently Glòria, who helped us spread the message of the ecolabel in Spain and Latin America, finished her year of European Voluntary Service (EVS) with us. Upon returning to Barcelona, she wanted to avoid taking a …

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New call for Climate Projects – 2020

Funding for solar and wind energy projects in developing countries. For each MWh of sold EKOenergy-labelled energy, the seller pays 0.10 € to EKOenergy’s Climate Fund. Our Climate Fund finances renewable electricity projects aimed at alleviating energy poverty in developing countries and regions. These are usually smaller scale solar (and wind) energy projects. In December …

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Tom, 50th Solidarity Corps volunteer at EKOenergy’s secretariat

In 2012, EKOenergy became a partner organisation of the European Solidarity Corps (previously known as European Voluntary Service).  This EU funded program enables us to host long term volunteers. Most of the volunteers stay 10 to 12 months at our office in Helsinki. They help us keep close contact with hundreds of partners in many …

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