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10 years of European Solidarity Corps volunteers at EKOenergy’s Secretariat

10 years ago, on 14 September 2012, EKOenergy welcomed the first European Solidarity Corps (Then known as European Voluntary Service, EVS) volunteer to our Secretariat. We were about to launch our international ecolabel and needed extra hands to get things rolling. The European Solidarity Corps programme was the perfect solution The European Solidarity Corps Programme, …

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Meet EKOenergy at RE-Source and at the I-REC Standard Conference!

Meet EKOenergy at the upcoming European and international conferences in 2022: The RE-Source Conference from 6-7 October in Amsterdam and the first International REC Standard Conference (ISC) from 1-2 November 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand. RE-Source Conference 6-7 October 2022 Direct sourcing of renewables is the key to Europe’s energy competitiveness, security and climate goals. With …

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Young activists in France want an ecological awakening

Businesses are becoming more aware of environmental challenges and we think young campaigners and environmental activists play a special role in increasing public awareness. See our previous interview with climate activist Nakabuye Hilda Flavia from Fridays for Future Uganda and chat with climate activist Arshak Makichyan from Fridays for Future Russia. Every year, the nonprofit …

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Almost 2 million € raised for renewable energy projects

Our Climate Fund has been growing steadily. Since 2015, our contribution to alleviating energy poverty and reaching the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reached almost 2 million euros! For every MWh of sold EKOenergy-labelled volumes, 0.10 € goes to EKOenergy’s Climate Fund, to finance new renewable energy projects in developing countries. All supported projects contribute …

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Users of EKOenergy are financing 11 new solar projects

Fundraising for new renewable energy projects EKOenergy promotes sustainable renewable energy in many ways. For example, via our Climate Fund, we collect funds to finance renewable energy projects in developing countries. These projects fight energy poverty and contribute to multiple Sustainable Development Goals. For each EKOenergy-labelled MWh, EKOenergy’s authorised sellers contribute 0.10€ to these projects. …

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Solar mini-grid for rural electrification in Nepal

In 2020 EKOenergy granted 35,000 euros to a project of the Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N). The Siemenpuu Foundation matched our contribution with the same amount. The project focused on the electrification of Saure Bhangtar village through a solar mini-grid and the promotion of renewable energy through Municipal Energy Plans. This project for the …

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EKOenergy’s Bamboo Award 2022 goes to Lumme Energia

EKOenergy’s Bamboo Award EKOenergy’s Bamboo Award was created to honour the licensed seller with the highest growth percentage of EKOenergy-labelled sales in the past year. We’re thankful to all our licensed sellers for offering EKOenergy all around the world. Every year, we highlight a few of them to celebrate their extraordinary achievements. This year’s Bamboo …

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EKOenergy’s Ivy Award 2022 goes to Deltaglobal SA!

What is EKOenergy’s Ivy Award? The EKOenergy Ivy Award was created to honor a licensed EKOenergy seller for having made outstanding efforts in promoting EKOenergy-labelled energy. We thank all our licensed sellers for offering energy with the EKOenergy label around the world. Once a year, we highlight extraordinary achievements and celebrate some of them. Why …

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Proposed criteria change: ending EKOenergy’s Arbitration Panel

Based on our experiences in the last 9 years and in response to the feedback we have received from our main stakeholders, we propose to delete chapter 3.5 of our criteria (EKOenergy – Governance structure and criteria for electricity). That chapter deals with the composition and activities of EKOenergy’s Arbitration Panel. The goal of the …

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Action Plan for Businesses in China paper with Think RE

We have cooperated with Think RE for the paper “Action Plan for Businesses in China: How to cover your consumption with renewable electricity?”. In this paper we outline an action plan for a broad range of electricity consumers: Businesses who are taking their first steps and those who want to be among the pioneers.

Leading EV charging network Virta uses EKOenergy

Customer preference in favour of charging electric vehicles with renewables In Europe, transport emissions account for one-fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions – and 78% of them come from road transport. A customer survey conducted by EV charging network operator Virta in December 2021 showed that almost 80% of the respondents would prefer to charge …

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