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First Call for Climate Projects – January 2021

Funding for solar and wind energy projects in developing countries In order to bring additionality to consumers’ choice of renewable energy and help realise SDG 7 (affordable, clean energy for all), the EKOenergy ecolabel raises funds for new renewable electricity projects in developing countries and regions. For each MWh of sold EKOenergy-labelled energy, our licensed …

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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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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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Agricultural energy source-to-consumer: The first agro-energy community to use 100% EKOenergy

Founded in 2018, today it includes more than 500 Italian companies Agricultural energy source-to-consumer is the first community of Italian farms using 100% renewable and sustainable EKOenergy-labelled energy. Launched in 2018, thanks to the collaboration between Coldiretti and ForGreen Spa Società Benefit (Benefit Corporation), the project aims to raise awareness about and encourage the spread …

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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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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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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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Vesica Piscis: 100% sustainable vegan shoes “made in Spain”

As part of EKOenergy’s #PassionForGreenFashion campaign, we interviewed Francisco Rico, head of sales and administration of Vesica Piscis footwear, a vegan shoes and accessories brand that consumes EKOenergy. As the fashion industry is one of the major contributors to global warming, many companies are aware that their business models have a high environmental cost and …

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SAP: leading the transition to a low carbon economy model

The cutting edge software corporation SAP has recently released its Integrated Report 2017, giving updated data of its social and environmental performance and stressing its ambitious commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. The company is committed to 100% renewable electricity and joined the RE100 coalition – recognized by the UN as one of the …

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First five years

EKOenergy is 5 years old! In February 2013, environmental organisations from 16 European countries launched the first international ecolabel for electricity; the EKOenergy ecolabel. The aim was simple and straightforward: creating an easily recognizable tool to promote sustainable renewable electricity globally. Immediately after the launch, we reached out to energy consumers and sellers in ten …

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EKOenergy, a natural step for sustainable companies

Copade Foundation, Spanish reference in fair trade and responsible forest management promotion, is joining EKOenergy in taking one more step towards sustainability. Since the beginning of 2018, the Development Cooperation NGO has been powered entirely with EKOenergy labelled 100% sustainable electricity. We had the chance to speak with Javier Fernández, Copade’s general director, to see …

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