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

More and more consumers are committing to 100% renewable electricity. The companies of the RE100 Coalition are the best-known example. The RE-source Platform, which unites companies interested in renewable PPAs, is also growing fast, and much more is happening on the international, national and local levels. To encourage more companies to commit and to speed …

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Cover of our report "EKOenergy's First Five Years"

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 and Save Pond Hockey stand up for winter!

Last weekend, the EKOenergy team spent a cold Saturday chatting with hockey fans about renewable energy at the annual Save Pond Hockey tournament in Helsinki. This tournament, along with many others taking place around Finland, was organised by hockey enthusiasts to raise money and awareness for campaigns against climate change. It’s not hard to see …

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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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Charging points powered with EKOenergy

The Finnish energy supplier Lumme Energia announced today that it will power all of its electric vehicle charging points with EKOenergy. We are very pleased with this news. Several studies have proven that electric vehicles are always cleaner than cars with combustion engines, even when they are powered by electricity from coal. However, our common …

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Chocolate made with EKOenergy

On a sunny autumn day, Karlina and Laura, from the EKOenergy team, went to visit Pieni Suklaatehdas (“The Little Chocolate Factory”) in Porvoo. This artisanal chocolate factory is not only making bean-to-bar chocolate without any additives or preservatives but also using renewable EKOenergy-certified electricity for their production. Owners Miia and Peter Westerlund gave us a …

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Group picture of about 15 Senegalese women near a field and an water

Solar pumps for women in Senegal

Solar pumps for OuonckBy consuming EKOenergy, you ensure that your electricity supplier pays at least € 0.10 / MWh to the EKOenergy Climate Fund. This fund finances projects with added social and environmental value by promoting renewable energy in developing countries. In 2017, EKOenergy contributed € 20,000 to the financing of a solar pumping program …

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Panris uses EKOenergy

Spanish bakery Panris uses EKOenergy

Thanks Panris, bakery chain in Spain, for taking an extra step for the environment by choosing sustainable renewable electricity. Check out our user stories to see the interviews with EKOenergy users we regularly publish. Published on 13 October 2017

Light to schools in Madagascar

Electricity and domestic lighting are often taken for granted by many of us. However, in rural Madagascar, almost 95% of the population does not have access to electricity. „There is also the whole economic and social aspect: how can one run a small economic activity or a microenterprise without electricity?“ asks Patrick Kohler from Centre …

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EKOenergy for China and Japan

For the last year, we have been studying the situation in China and Japan with our Chinese and Japanese contacts. This autumn our East-Asia Liaison Coordinator Merve Gungor will be in China for contacting relevant stakeholders. Background and history EKOenergy started in 2013 as an ecolabel for the European electricity market. In 2015, we decided …

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