EKOenergy’s Climate Fund
Fundraising for climate projects
|Leaflet with an overview of all funded projects 2015-2018|
One of the ways EKOenergy ensures additionality is through the Climate Fund. Thanks to users of EKOenergy labelled electricity, we finance green energy projects that would not have happened otherwise.
- For each MWh of EKOenergy sold, the seller pays at least 0.10€ to the Climate Fund.
- EKOenergy does not set up its own projects, but finances projects of experienced organisations. The selected projects are also a part of larger, long lasting and ambitious projects.
- Projects focus on alleviating energy poverty and contribute to the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
- The projects are selected through a transparent and open process. Licensed sellers and EKOenergy consumers are actively involved in the selection. The final decision is taken by EKOenergy’s Board.
Between 2015 and 2019, we financed 36 projects in 20 countries. Read about our ongoing Climate Fund projects, or see more information about the completed projects below.
Projects financed in 2015-2016
Total amount of financing: 146,000 €.
We paid 28,000 € to the Dutch organisation HIVOS, for the installation of solar panels on remote schools in Sumba, an Indonesian Island. The Belgian organisation Solar Without Borders got 10,000€ to install solar kiosks in Togo. We paid 38,000 € to the Swiss organisation Solafrica to install solar panels on schools and health centers in Southern Cameroon. The UK based organisation Practical Action received 5,000 € for a project to bring solar energy to remote villages in the Peruvian Andes. The American organisation Green Empowerment got 20,000 € to start a solar project in Nicaragua. The Italian organisation Oikos got 10,000 € for the electrification of a school in Tanzania, and later another 30,000 to expand the project to schools in other villages.
You can find more information about several of these projects in the following leaflets.
Climate projects selected in 2017
Total amount of financing: 190,618 €.
For the Palestine and South Africa projects, the Siemenpuu Foundation financed an equal amount on top of EKOenergy’s contribution.
Climate projects selected in 2018 and 2019
For the full list, see the page ongoing Climate Fund projects
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