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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 is featured in UN DESA SDG publication

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) has launched a publication on outstanding practices that contribute to reaching the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). The UN hopes that these examples provide inspiration to Governments and stakeholders in their efforts to address crisis, reduce the risk of future potential emergencies and deliver on …

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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

Let’s talk about hydropower

One of the reasons why we have launched the EKOenergy ecolabel is to help consumers identify and choose the most environmentally friendly renewable energy products available. As a nature conservation NGO, our priority regarding renewable energy is, of course, its sustainability and impact on biodiversity. Hydropower unfortunately still makes up the majority of renewable energy …

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

1,000,000 € raised for renewable energy projects

We are happy to announce that our contribution to projects fighting energy poverty has exceeded 1,000,000 €!  For each MWh of EKOenergy consumption, 0.10 € goes to our Climate Fund. With these contributions, we finance new renewable energy projects in developing countries. These projects change lives by improving access to reliable, clean energy and bring …

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L’Arbre à Café pali ziarna kawy, używając odnawialnego gazu z etykietą EKOenergy.

L’Arbre à Café jest palarnią kawy, która importuje najlepszej jakości ziarna bezpośrednio u rolników i pali je w Paryżu, używając do tego gazu z etykietą EKOenergy. Ziarna kawy używane przez L’Arbre à Café pochodzą ze zrównoważonego, regeneracyjnego rolnictwa i zróżnicowanych lasów; można je zakupić przez Internet oraz w dwóch paryskich sklepach. Zadaliśmy twórcy L’Arbre à …

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40 kW of solar for street children in Nairobi

Fighting energy poverty All consumers of EKOenergy-labelled energy contribute to EKOenergy’s Climate Fund. Through our Climate Fund, we finance renewable energy projects in developing countries. This way, EKOenergy helps tackle energy poverty and contributes to the realisation of multiple Sustainable Development Goals. Earlier this year, we organised an open call for projects and with the …

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Two new Climate Fund projects in Nepal

Enabling the uptake of solar energy in Nepal All consumers of EKOenergy-labelled energy contribute to EKOenergy’s Climate Fund. Through our Climate Fund, we finance renewable energy projects in developing countries. This way, EKOenergy helps tackle energy poverty and contributes to the realisation of multiple Sustainable Development Goals. Earlier this year, we organised an open call …

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