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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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How to communicate about your EKOenergy choice?

The EKOenergy label is becoming increasingly visible worldwide on products, in stores and elsewhere. A variety of commercial brands around the world – including a publishing house, a cosmetics brand as well as an ice hockey team – have switched to EKOenergy certified energy and use the ecolabel on their products. Even a Finnish city …

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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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Athletes for EKOenergy

For some people, it’s easy to dismiss Climate Change as something that is happening far away; it’s melting the ice caps, causing a freak hurricane and floods on a different continent, destroying the Arctic…not directly affecting me!  However, what we must always remember is that the preservation of the environment is intrinsic to everything that …

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We are “Sustainability Project 2017”

The German Council for Sustainable Development has granted us the quality label “Sustainability Project 2017”. This is a renowned distinction for projects contributing towards the Sustainable Development Goals. These goals include “affordable and clean energy” and “climate action”. EKOenergy is one of 3 selected international projects. Also, 64 German projects got the award. We are …

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Helen starts selling EKOenergy

Helen, an energy company with nearly 400 000 customers throughout Finland, is to offer EKOenergy to trailblazer corporate customers from early 2017. More specifically, Helen will sell wind power produced in the Nordic countries. “When purchasing hydro-, wind-, or bioenergy through Helen, the consumer is given a guarantee as to the origin of their electricity. …

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Green Key and EKOenergy enter a collaboration agreement

Green Key is a prestigious eco-label for the tourism and hospitality industry with criteria dealing with environmental management, corporate social responsibility and awareness-raising. Green Key is currently awarded to more than 2,500 establishments in 53 countries. The programme is run by the international charity, Foundation for Environmental Education. EKOenergy is a non-profit organisation specialised in …

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100% renewable is the solution

Global leaders from government, business and the UN gathered for a high-level meeting at COP22 to call for a transition to 100% renewable energy worldwide to achieve the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. The meeting was hosted by the Moroccan Presidency of COP22 and the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), a coalition of 47 governments, to assess …

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EKOenergy wins award at GoodFestival

GoodFestival is an international event in Lausanne, Switzerland. Its objective is to celebrate sustainable innovation throughout the world. It represents a unique multidisciplinary platform of researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators of various horizons with a similar state of mind and all united around the same objective: build a better world. The festival is a coproduction of …

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Protect Our Winters!

Enni Rukajärvi and Protect Our Winters ask Finns to switch to EKOenergy Protect Our Winters (POW) Finland is launching a campaign bearing its name in an effort to get Finnish downhill skiers and ski resorts aboard in the fight against climate change by switching to EKOenergy-certified renewable electricity.  The face of the campaign is snowboarder …

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Finnish consumers embrace EKOenergy

Finlayson and Espoon Asunnot switch to EKOenergy! Finlayson is one of the pioneers and pillars of Finnish industrialisation. Soon after its creation in 1820, Finlayson became the largest industrial enterprise in Northern Europe. In 1882, the Finlayson weaving hall was also the first place in the Nordic countries to have electric lights. Today, the company …

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Drink responsible – Sustainability in the brewery sector

Beer is made from three main ingredients: water, malt and hops – all of which rely on a healthy nature and environment and could be severely threatened by climate change. Burning fossil fuels for energy production is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. As brewing is a water and energy-intensive process, finding ways to …

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