A growing network of positive energy
EKOenergy thrives on the enthusiasm of many.
Since we launched in 2013, we have had help from tens of local organisations and from hundreds of volunteers and trainees (including many translators). Our common goal is to promote renewable energy, to help nature and to fight climate change.
We also reach out to the electricity sector and to electricity consumers. Our aim is to help them to make the right choice and to give them concrete tools to make a difference. They seem to appreciate this, as both the number of sellers and the number of consumers is steadily increasing.
One of the main tools used to make a difference is our Climate Fund. For each MWh of EKOenergy sold, the seller pays a minimum of 10 eurocents into that fund. We also welcome extra donations.
With the first money raised for the Climate Fund, we financed small scale solar projects on schools in Tanzania, Cameroon and Indonesia.
River restoration projects
Via the sales of EKOenergy labelled hydropower, we collect money for EKOenergy’s Environmental Fund. That Fund is also known as the ‘Fish Fund’, as the money goes to river restoration projects. We finance several projects per year.
Since 2016, we have also been a partner in an ambitious and large scale project focusing on river restoration in Finland. This project is funded by the LIFE program of the EU.