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COP24: what is happening and why is it important?

Katowice, Poland, where COP24 Climate conference will be held.

19.11.2018 : The most important climate summit since Paris 2015 is due to be held in Katowice, Poland, this December. What issues are at play and how might they be resolved at COP24?


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Buying 100% renewable energy is becoming the new normal

6.11.2018 : Renewable energy has long been stigmatised as expensive, unreliable and commercially non-viable. Yet over 150 of the worlds largest companies are moving to 100% renewable. What is motivating the change?


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You can fight climate change also from your kitchen

1.11.2018 : Today, 1st of November, is World Vegan Day. It is a unique opportunity to share the benefits that this way of living and eating has. Not only is it a choice for animal welfare; it is also a choice for our health and the conservation of the environment.


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The Importance of River Restoration and the EKOenergy Environmental Fund

man throws gravel into river to create new spawning grounds for fish

The autumn spawning season is soon to begin, so our team of volunteers have come to restore some of the spawning grounds damaged by local farming in the region.


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While coping with the heatwaves, we should act to reverse them

July 2018 has been the hottest July ever registered in several areas of the northern hemisphere. But we can take action to minimise the damage caused!


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The EKOenergy team rows for free-flowing rivers

27.07.2018 – Last weekend, our EVS EKOenergy team went to Leirikari, near Rovaniemi, to participate in Sieriniemen siunaus, a rowing event taking place on Kemijoki river in order to defend free-flowing rivers.


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Caring for the environment is caring for your own health

“Eco-labels are very useful, but the most important thing is for consumers to know what is behind a label”. EKOenergy subscribes to this view. As well as recommending that consumers are as energy efficient as possible, and then choose 100% sustainable electricity, we also ask them to do their weekly shopping responsibly and choose wisely.


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Every day is Earth Day

EKOenergy Earth Day Plastic ecolabel for sustainable renewable energy

22.04.2018 : Plastic and its many applications have completely transformed the way we live. We are surrounded by plastic in our everyday life: when we at the supermarket, when travelling, visiting festivals and spending time with friends in cafes. But how did it all begin?


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What does blockchain mean for the renewable energy sector?

Blockchain and renewable energy transition, sustainability criteria and future. Illustration by Petter Nissinen

What everyone should know about blockchain, what it means for the energy sector, and how it could speed up the renewable energy transition.


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European decisionmakers, let’s keep things simple and sure!

EU flags outside the European Parliament building.

22.03.2018 : The discussions on the future of the Guarantees of Origin are taking place as part of the discussions on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive. The final decision will be taken soon.


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