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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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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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Santa Rosa, Ecuadorian beer made with EKOenergy-labelled solar power

Santa Rosa artisanal beer, made with EKOenergy!

Santa Rosa brewery in Ecuador uses EKOenergy-labelled renewable electricity from their onsite installation. Their EKOenergy use is facilitated by Deltaglobal SA. Thanks, Santa Rosa for going the extra mile and using the EKOenergy logo on the cans to inform your customers! We also thank EKOenergy seller Deltaglobal SA for assisting their clients in using EKOenergy-labelled …

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Fast 2 Millionen € für Projekte im Bereich von erneuerbaren Energien gesammelt

Unser Klimafonds ist stetig gewachsen. Seit 2015 hat unser Beitrag zur Bekämpfung der Energiearmut und zur Erreichung der Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung der Vereinten Nationen (SDGs) fast 2 Millionen Euro erreicht! Für jede verkaufte MWh von EKOenergie-zertifizierten Volumina gehen 0,10 € an den EKOenergie-Klimafonds, um neue Projekte für erneuerbare Energien in Entwicklungsländern zu finanzieren. Alle …

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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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EKOpixel Kampagne: Level up mit EKOenergie!

Jeder kann einen Beitrag zum Kampf gegen die Klimakrise leisten, und ebenso auch die Gaming-Industrie. Die Gaming-Welt hat ein enormes Potenzial, eine Vorbildfunktion einzunehmen, indem sie ihren Verbrauch an fossilen Brennstoffen reduziert und auf erneuerbare Energien umsteigt. Nach Angaben von Newzoo erbringt der Gaming-Sektor jährliche Einnahmen in Höhe von 174,9 Milliarden Dollar und vereint 2,9 …

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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.

Italian crane manufacturer Omis uses EKOenergy

Omis is one of Europe’s largest crane manufacturers. They apply efficiency and ingenuity to the manufacturing of crane solutions for all kinds and size of applications: overhead travelling cranes, jibs and light crane systems, large capacity, automated and heavy-duty industrial cranes. We are happy that Omis has taken an extra step by choosing EKOenergy-labelled renewable …

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Führendes EV-Ladenetzwerk Virta verwendet EKOenergie

Verbraucher bevorzugen das Aufladen von elektrischen Fahrzeugen mit erneuerbaren Energien In Europa tragen die Transportemissionen ⅕ aller Treibhausgasemissionen bei- und 78% von diesen kommen vom Straßentransport. Eine Kundenbefragung, die der Betreiber des Ladestromnetzes Virta im Dezember 2021 durchführte, ergab, dass fast 80 % der Befragten es vorziehen würden, ausschließlich mit Strom aus erneuerbaren Energien zu …

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