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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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EKOenergy and ForGreen: 2 years of sustainability

Two years ago, the Italian energy supplier ForGreen signed the EKOenergy License Agreement, taking a decisive step towards renewable energy revolution in Italy. In two short years, our collaboration has spawned many successes, from 100% renewable beer to eco-friendly energy co-operatives. This was possible, among other things, thanks to our shared values and aims. First, …

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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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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, 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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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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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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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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