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Lappeenranta: The first EKOenergy city in the world

The wonderful city of Lappeenranta has decided to switch to EKOenergy! Today, Mayor Kimmo Jarva and Lappeenranta Energy’s CEO Reijo Kolehmainen signed an agreement guaranteeing EKOenergy for the city of Lappeenranta for the period 2017-2020. At the signing ceremony, the city also got the EKOenergy certificate. Program manager of EKOenergy Riku Eskelinen says that Lappeenranta …

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Our Climate Fund drives new renewable projects

Thanks to last year’s sales, EKOenergy’s Climate Fund is able to keep on financing new renewable energy projects in developing countries. We have just decided on our first donations of 2016: we will support solar projects in Tanzania, Cameroon and Togo. € 30, 000 for Oikos’ ‘Solar for Schools’ in Tanzania This project takes place …

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Capítulo Trece Hotel & Spa: Ecotourism in Spain

Ecotourism is booming. A model of sustainable and environmentally responsible tourism, where the tourist seeks not only enjoyment, but also to reduce their ecological footprint and environmental impact. To meet this demand, pioneers such as the Hotel & Spa Capítulo Trece in Segovia, Spain, are showing how committed their establishments are by using 100% renewable …

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EKOenergy for Germany and the UK

Last month, EKOenergy made huge steps forward in Germany and the UK. Stadtwerke Bielefeld The German electricity supplier Stadtwerke Bielefeld started selling EKOenergy. The company is one of the larger municipality-owned energy companies in Germany. The company has about 2160 employees and a turnover of about 660 million euro. Their first EKOenergy product is available …

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Leadership and CSR with EKOenergy

EKOenergy? EKOenergy is the international ecolabel for electricity. Electricity sold with the EKOenergy label fulfils strict environmental criteria and raises funds for new renewable energy projects. The label is a not-for-profit initiative of the EKOenergy Network, a growing group of (currently) 40 environmental organisations from 30 countries. We started in Northern Europe in 2013 and …

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