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A sunny day out in Vihti!

Since the first hydropower dams, rivers have been suffering due to the demand that hydropower places on the local ecosystem. EKOenergy is working to alleviate some of these damages. As well as only certifying hydropower that is sustainable, EKOenergy has an Environmental Fund which is used to restore rivers and fish passes. Our team from the …

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Switching to EKOenergy for Otava was easy

Last year, the whole Otava Group switched to EKOenergy. This means that all ‘Suomalainen Kirjakauppa’ bookstores now use EKOenergy-certified electricity. Otava is the second largest publishing house in Finland, and their printing house also uses EKOenergy. Many think that switching to eco-labelled electricity is a difficult and complex thing to do in a company with …

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A new trend: 100% EKOenergy

A lot of electricity sellers are joining strengths with EKOenergy. Only in 2016, already 15 more sellers took the decision to start offering EKOenergy to their consumers. Very interesting is that 2 of these new sellers take it even one step further: they sell ONLY EKOenergy. They follow the example of the Finnish company Ekosähkö, …

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Lappeenranta: The first EKOenergy city in the world

The wonderful city of Lappeenranta has decided to switch to EKOenergy! Today, Mayor Kimmo Jarva and Lappeenranta Energy’s CEO Reijo Kolehmainen signed an agreement guaranteeing EKOenergy for the city of Lappeenranta for the period 2017-2020. At the signing ceremony, the city also got the EKOenergy certificate. Program manager of EKOenergy Riku Eskelinen says that Lappeenranta …

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Capítulo Trece Hotel & Spa: Ecotourism in Spain

Ecotourism is booming. A model of sustainable and environmentally responsible tourism, where the tourist seeks not only enjoyment, but also to reduce their ecological footprint and environmental impact. To meet this demand, pioneers such as the Hotel & Spa Capítulo Trece in Segovia, Spain, are showing how committed their establishments are by using 100% renewable …

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EKOenergy for Germany and the UK

Last month, EKOenergy made huge steps forward in Germany and the UK. Stadtwerke Bielefeld The German electricity supplier Stadtwerke Bielefeld started selling EKOenergy. The company is one of the larger municipality-owned energy companies in Germany. The company has about 2160 employees and a turnover of about 660 million euro. Their first EKOenergy product is available …

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Leadership and CSR with EKOenergy

EKOenergy? EKOenergy is the international ecolabel for electricity. Electricity sold with the EKOenergy label fulfils strict environmental criteria and raises funds for new renewable energy projects. The label is a not-for-profit initiative of the EKOenergy Network, a growing group of (currently) 40 environmental organisations from 30 countries. We started in Northern Europe in 2013 and …

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