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Leaflet „Good to know about hydropower“

The advantage of hydropower is the renewability of the energy source. It also allows time-efficient adjustments in electricity production according to demand. Hydropower plants are relatively long-lasting. The disadvantages of hydropower are strong modifications of river habitats. Stream and riparian ecosystems are threatened. Migratory fish populations have become extinct in many rivers. The damming of …

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Buying 100% renewable energy is becoming the new normal

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. The Paris Agreement was lauded across the world as a victory for international cooperation and dialogue. Yet it was not the only major achievement to come out of the Paris …

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The importance of river restoration and EKOenergy’s Environmental Fund

It’s a damp, grey Tuesday afternoon. A team of volunteers, including four members of the EKOenergy secretariat, march down a farm track in Vaskio, Finland, laden with buckets, shovels and biscuits. We arrive at a small brook, no more than a meter wide, where the water trickles quietly through woods that line fields of buckwheat. …

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Urban Beer, first Spanish brewery to use EKOenergy

Urban Beer, using natural and „sometimes unconventional ingredients“, is the first Spanish brewery to produce beer with 100% sustainable electricity. Íñigo García, co-founder of Urban Beer says „We have don’t have higher costs for using renewable energy. We simply want to show that companies can and must make the change. Taking action does not affect your accounts …

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Flow Festival uses EKOenergy labelled grid electricity

Flow Festival is one of the world’s first carbon-neutral music and arts boutique festival. This year’s festival will take place on 10-12 August 2018, in Helsinki, Finland. All grid-electricity used at „Nordic countries’ coolest music festival“ is ecolabelled by EKOenergy. Called “A fairytale come true” by Clash Magazine in the UK. The festival’s overall carbon …

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Welcome to RE-Source, the biggest renewable energy sourcing event in Europe

EKOenergy is a proud Association Partner of this year’s RE-Source Event, a conference focusing on the latest evolutions with regard to sourcing of renewable energy in general and PPAs (Power Purchase Agreements) in particular. It is a must-attend gathering for all stakeholders interested in these issues. RE-Source 2018 takes place in Amsterdam, on 21 and …

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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, bringing with it abnormal droughts, high wildfire risk and devastating sudden precipitation. The record temperatures of the past were beaten in the US, Canada, Japan and different countries of northern Europe – with even 10°C difference between the first …

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Caring for the environment is caring for your own health

Every year an increasing amount of individuals start to pay more attention to their consuming habits as well as be more aware of the direct impact these routines can have on the world and their lives. The so-called LOHAS (lifestyle of health and sustainability) consumers search for something extra in their purchases, especially valuing honesty, …

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Solar power for Bethlehem

Palestine is facing several major difficulties when it comes to electrical power. High electricity prices and power outages particularly affect low-income households. While many countries worldwide are promoting the use of renewables, Palestine has limited access to sustainable energy sources and general awareness of these technologies is low. EKOenergy is promoting renewable energy worldwide, not …

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Every day is Earth Day

22 April is Earth Day. For 2018, the Earth Day theme is „End Plastic Pollution“. Anna Kokareva, from EKOenergy, reflects about how this theme is in several ways linked to EKOenergy’s daily work. Plastic and its many applications have completely transformed the way we live. We are surrounded by plastic in our everyday life: at …

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