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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 for 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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40 kW of solar for street children in Nairobi

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 Goals. Earlier this year, we organised an open call for projects and with the …

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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

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 projects, these 4 being solar energy projects in Mali. The new projects have been …

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Toyota Baltic AS uses EKOenergy-labelled renewable electricity

Toyota and Lexus vehicles importer in all three Baltic countries, Toyota Baltic AS, chose EKOenergy for consumption in their headquarters located in Tallinn, Estonia! We interviewed Marek Maide, General Manager of Toyota Baltic AS Marketing Division, to learn more about Toyota’s sustainability goals, how they see their role in the energy transition and about their …

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EKOenergy’s Bamboo Award 2020 goes to Nordic Green Energy Sweden

We’re always thankful to all our licensed sellers for offering EKOenergy-labelled energy all around the world. As we earlier announced, we have decided to highlight our licensees’ efforts digitally and to celebrate their work on our social media platforms. We proudly announce that this year’s EKOenergy Bamboo Award goes to Nordic Green Energy Sweden! What …

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EKOenergy’s Ivy Award 2020 goes to ForGreen!

We’re always thankful to all our licensed sellers for offering EKOenergy-labelled energy all around the world. As we earlier announced, we have decided to highlight EKOenergy licensees’ efforts digitally and to celebrate their work on our social media platforms. We proudly announce that this year’s EKOenergy Ivy Award goes to ForGreen, the Italian energy supplier …

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