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Users of EKOenergy are financing 11 new solar projects

Fundraising for new renewable energy projects EKOenergy promotes sustainable renewable energy in many ways. For example, via our Climate Fund, we collect funds to finance renewable energy projects in developing countries. These projects fight energy poverty and contribute to multiple Sustainable Development Goals. For each EKOenergy-labelled MWh, EKOenergy’s authorised sellers contribute 0.10€ to these projects. …

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Solar mini-grid for rural electrification in Nepal

In 2020 EKOenergy granted 35,000 euros to the Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N). The Siemenpuu Foundation matched our contribution with the same amount. The project focused on the electrification of Saure Bhangtar village through a solar mini-grid and the promotion of renewable energy through Municipal Energy Plans. This project for the solar electrification of …

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EKOenergy’s Bamboo Award 2022 goes to Lumme Energia

EKOenergy’s Bamboo Award EKOenergy’s Bamboo Award was created to honour the licensed seller with the highest growth percentage of EKOenergy-labelled sales in the past year. We’re thankful to all our licensed sellers for offering EKOenergy all around the world. Every year, we highlight a few of them to celebrate their extraordinary achievements. This year’s Bamboo …

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EKOenergy’s Ivy Award 2022 goes to Deltaglobal SA!

What is EKOenergy’s Ivy Award? The EKOenergy Ivy Award was created to honor a licensed EKOenergy seller for having made outstanding efforts in promoting EKOenergy-labelled energy. We thank all our licensed sellers for offering energy with the EKOenergy label around the world. Once a year, we highlight extraordinary achievements and celebrate some of them. Why …

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Proposed criteria change: ending EKOenergy’s Arbitration Panel

Based on our experiences in the last 9 years and in response to the feedback we have received from our main stakeholders, we propose to delete chapter 3.5 of our criteria (EKOenergy – Governance structure and criteria for electricity). That chapter deals with the composition and activities of EKOenergy’s Arbitration Panel. The goal of the …

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Action Plan for Businesses in China paper with Think RE

We have cooperated with Think RE for the paper “Action Plan for Businesses in China: How to cover your consumption with renewable electricity?”. In this paper we outline an action plan for a broad range of electricity consumers: Businesses who are taking their first steps and those who want to be among the pioneers.

Italian crane manufacturer Omis uses EKOenergy

Omis is one of Europe’s largest crane manufacturers. They apply efficiency and ingenuity to the manufacturing of crane solutions for all kinds and size of applications: overhead travelling cranes, jibs and light crane systems, large capacity, automated and heavy-duty industrial cranes. We are happy that Omis has taken an extra step by choosing EKOenergy-labelled renewable …

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Leading EV charging network Virta uses EKOenergy

Customer preference in favour of charging electric vehicles with renewables In Europe, transport emissions account for one-fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions – and 78% of them come from road transport. A customer survey conducted by EV charging network operator Virta in December 2021 showed that almost 80% of the respondents would prefer to charge …

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The town of Espartinas sets an example with their choice of EKOenergy

Espartinas, a town in the sunny region of Seville (Andalusia) in Spain, is the first town that uses EKOenergy from their on-site solar installation to power their public administration buildings and schools! The EKOenergy ecolabel is for the consumed volumes of renewable energy, including energy that is produced on-site for self-consumption. In addition to individuals …

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2022’s first call for EKOenergy Climate Fund projects

Background – Funding for solar and wind energy projects in developing countries In order to bring additionality to consumers’ choice of renewable energy and help realise Sustainable Development Goal 7 (affordable, clean energy for all), the EKOenergy ecolabel raises funds for new renewable electricity projects in developing countries and regions. For each MWh of sold …

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