Why buy EKOenergy-labelled energy?

Many reasons to buy EKOenergy-labelled energy

There are many reasons to buy EKOenergy-labelled energy. Here we address a few.

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As an energy consumer, you are not an outsider to the energy transition. By choosing renewable energy, you actively signal your demand for green energy to the market, and at the same time stop contributing to the burning of fossil fuels. Using EKOenergy-labelled energy is a way to go much further, for both companies and households alike.

The EKOenergy ecolabel simplifies your search for energy that has minimum impact on the environment. It brings additional sustainability criteria to the sector and helps individuals contribute to new clean energy projects.

The ecolabel can be combined with all types of renewable energy sourcing: Traditional energy contracts including household electricity contracts, corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), and on-site renewable energy installations can all carry the EKOenergy label.

EKOenergy for climate and nature

EKOenergy helps to fight climate change and protect biodiversity. Our ecolabel sets additional sustainability criteria for the origin of renewable electricity, gas, heat or cold, to minimise negative impacts on ecosystems.

When you choose EKOenergy, you also help finance renewable energy projects in the developing world. For every megawatt-hour (MWh) of EKOenergy-labelled energy, 0.10 € (ten cents) goes to our Climate Fund. The fund finances projects aimed at alleviating energy poverty and providing sustainable energy production where it is needed most.

For each MWh of EKOenergy-labelled hydropower, another 0.10 € (10 cents) are spent on river restoration projects.

EKOenergy for carbon accounting

Standards such as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and LEED and organisations such as CDP, CEBA and the RE100 encourage companies to look for ways to increase the positive impact of their choice of clean energy. EKOenergy is a way to do exactly this: taking extra steps in speeding up the worldwide transition to 100% renewable energy. Apart from the additional renewable energy projects supported through our Climate Fund, you also help the EKOenergy network promote climate-friendly legislation and renewable energy worldwide.

For more information on international carbon accounting rules and about how EKOenergy fits very well within these, see our page on carbon accounting with EKOenergy.

EKOenergy for communication

The ecolabel is a tool for companies and individuals to demonstrate their commitment to renewable energy. Using the logo informs and encourages others to do the same. The EKOenergy logo is easily recognisable and internationally protected.

Buying EKOenergy-labelled energy gives you the right to use the logo in your communications, marketing materials, products, and facilities. The EKOenergy label is internationally recognised and used by a growing number of companies from various sectors.

EKOenergy for additionality and leadership

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Leading companies in sustainability choose EKOenergy to go the extra mile. By using EKOenergy, you help the world transition to 100% renewable energy and inspire others with your commitment to sustainability. In the past few years, a growing number of RE100 companies as well as other large energy users have started using EKOenergy as part of their leadership in promoting renewable energy.

EKOenergy’s Climate Fund provides additionality by financing clean energy projects in the developing world to combat energy poverty. These projects address several Sustainable Development Goals and would not be possible without your support.

Consumers of EKOenergy-labelled energy also help us, as an environmental initiative, to promote climate-friendly legislation and raise awareness of sustainability worldwide. Read more in EKOenergy for your company.

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