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EKOenergy’s approach with regard to unique claims and avoidance of double counting

Introduction The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Scope 2 Guidance is the most widely used and internationally accepted set of rules. Its requirements for energy tracking also form the basis for the tracking requirements of the EKOenergy ecolabel, as well as the CDP and the RE100 guidelines. An increasing number of consumers feel the pressure to switch …

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Youth for climate action: Good Energies Alliance Ireland and EKOenergy

As Good Energies Alliance Ireland and EKOenergy are two environmental NGOs operating within the European Solidarity Corps network and as both are having sustainable energy transition and climate action as their core mission, we decided to start collaborating more closely towards our common goals. We believe that like-minded civil society organisations getting together can really …

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Coopérations Entreprises Socio-Culturelles from Luxembourg is now using EKOenergy too

Coopérations Entreprises Socio-Culturelles refers to two organisations in Luxembourg: Coopérations Asbl and Coopérations Société Coopérative. One is a non-profit socio-cultural organisation focused on art and culture, social involvement and helping people reach their potential. The other is a socio-economically-oriented enterprise functioning as a workshop which offers work opportunities to people with psychosocial handicaps in the …

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Partnerships for the Goals: How we cooperate with the Siemenpuu Foundation

In order to bring additionality to renewable energy purchases and help realise SDG 7 (affordable, clean energy for all), the EKOenergy ecolabel raises funds for new renewable energy projects in developing countries (see more on our Climate Fund page). These projects are managed by experienced organisations and are implemented in cooperation with local NGOs. The …

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UNDESA publication features EKOenergy

EKOenergy presente nella pubblicazione delle Nazioni Unite per gli Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile

Il Dipartimento degli Affari Economici e Sociali delle Nazioni Unite (UN DESA) ha lanciato una pubblicazione sulle pratiche eccezionali che contribuiscono al raggiungimento degli Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile (SDGs) L’ONU spera che questi esempi siano d’ispirazione per i governi e le parti interessate nell’affrontare le crisi, ridurre il rischio di potenziali emergenze future e realizzare …

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Verdonce: natural home textiles made in Spain using EKOenergy

Verdonce is a Spanish brand of products that will help you make your home more sustainable and reduce waste, therefore helping the environment. Their products are made with natural materials from local suppliers and are hand-made in Madrid. We interviewed the founders of Verdonce Mónica García and Oliver Green,  also known among their friends as …

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Additional call for a river restoration project in Finland

For each megawatt-hour sold as EKOenergy hydropower, a contribution of at least 0.10 € (ten cents) is paid to EKOenergy’s Environmental Fund. These contributions are used to finance the implementation of river restoration projects. For this year, and after a previous call in the spring, we still have 15,000 euros in the Fund. The money …

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Bioenergy criteria public consultation 2020

Review of EKOenergy’s criteria for bioenergy – public consultation Background EKOenergy’s current criteria for electricity from bioenergy were approved in 2013. They deal with 3 main aspects: The efficiency of the production processes (use in cogeneration) The sustainability of the origin of the biomass. We only accept residues and specific types of woody biomass. We …

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EKOenergy rowing event on the only free flowing branch of Kemijoki

Parliamo di Energia idroelettrica

Una delle ragioni che ci hanno spinto a creare l´ecolabel EKOenegy é quella di aiutare i consumatori a riconoscere e scegliere i prodotti che hanno a cuore l´energia proveniente da fonti rinnovabili. Essendo una ONG per la protezione della natura, una delle nostre prioritá riguardo le energie rinnovabili é, ovviamente, la loro sostenibilitá e il …

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EKOenergy has contributed to projects alleviating energy poverty in developing countries, reached 1 million euros in 2020

Più di un milione di euro raccolti per progetti di elettrificazione rinnovabile

Siamo lieti di annunciare che la somma totale che abbiamo devoluto per progetti contro la povertà energetica ha superato un milione di euro! Per ogni MWh di energia a marchio EKOenergy venduto, un contributo di almeno € 0,10 (dieci centesimi di euro) è devoluto al nostro Fondo per il Clima. Con tali contributi, finanziamo progetti …

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L’Arbre à Café roasts their coffees with EKOenergy-labelled renewable gas

L’Arbre à Café is a coffee roastery that imports its specialty coffees directly from farmers and does the roasting in Paris using EKOenergy-labelled gas. L’Arbre à Café‘s coffees come from sustainable, regenerative agriculture and diversified forests, and are sold online and in its two Parisian shops. We asked Hippolyte Courty, founder of L’Arbre à Café, …

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