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Toyota Baltic AS uses EKOenergy-labelled renewable electricity

Toyota and Lexus vehicles importer in all three Baltic countries, Toyota Baltic AS, chose EKOenergy for consumption in their headquarters located in Tallinn, Estonia! We interviewed Marek Maide, General Manager of Toyota Baltic AS Marketing Division, to learn more about Toyota’s sustainability goals, how they see their role in the energy transition and about their …

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Agricultural energy source-to-consumer: The first agro-energy community to use 100% EKOenergy

Founded in 2018, today it includes more than 500 Italian companies Agricultural energy source-to-consumer is the first community of Italian farms using 100% renewable and sustainable EKOenergy-labelled energy. Launched in 2018, thanks to the collaboration between Coldiretti and ForGreen Spa Società Benefit (Benefit Corporation), the project aims to raise awareness about and encourage the spread …

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More solar energy for Nepal, thanks to users of EKOenergy

Earlier this year, EKOenergy and the Siemenpuu Foundation organised a joint call for solar energy projects in Mali, Myanmar and Nepal. We are happy to announce that this process has now resulted in the selection of a first project. Together we are granting 70,000 euro to the project “Solar electrification of a village and promoting …

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EKOenergy awards for our licensees

We’re always thankful to consumers for choosing EKOenergy and above all, to our licensed sellers that make it possible. By offering EKOenergy-labelled energy to consumers and regularly mentioning the EKOenergy ecolabel, the licensees contribute to our growing network of positive energy and help us move closer to a 100% renewable and sustainable future. In order …

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Grants for small scale river restoration projects

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. We are now able to finance 2 to 3 small-scale river projects in Germany, Finland or Sweden. These are the countries …

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I-RECs for renewable electricity tracking in Russia

Sunset in Ulyanovsk, Fortum Earlier this year, the International Renewable Energy Certificate (I-REC) Standard announced the beginning of I-REC issuance in Russia. This long-awaited development is a huge step forwards for energy consumers looking for opportunities to contribute to the energy transition in the country. Serving as a tool to prove the use of 100% …

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Vesica Piscis: 100% sustainable vegan shoes “made in Spain”

As part of EKOenergy’s #PassionForGreenFashion campaign, we interviewed Francisco Rico, head of sales and administration of Vesica Piscis footwear, a vegan shoes and accessories brand that consumes EKOenergy. As the fashion industry is one of the major contributors to global warming, many companies are aware that their business models have a high environmental cost and …

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Solar for Sudan – Interview with Rofaida Elzubair

“It’s really amazing to see how they are learning and adapting to things. You’ll find that someone is on their camel, and they are carrying a solar panel to charge their phones – it’s so interesting to see this!” The solar power based smart village in Barbujat, Sudan is a project funded by EKOenergy and …

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All climate projects on 1 map

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. All supported projects contribute to the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals. We financed the first projects in 2015 and since then, we have financed 36 …

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Green Energy UK launches EKOenergy tariff

First ecolabelled tariff in the UK A UK first for EKOenergy, Green Energy UK is offering residential customers 100% renewable energy that meets EKOenergy’s strict environmental criteria. Green Energy UK, launched in 2001, was one of the very first companies in the UK offering a green only energy tariff. They were the first energy company …

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Celebrate the International Day for Biodiversity by choosing EKOenergy

Today, 22nd of May is the International Day for Biodiversity. Since the early 2000s, the United Nations have used this date to raise awareness and increase our understanding of the global biodiversity loss. This year’s theme is “Our Biodiversity, our food, our health” to highlight the role biodiversity plays in transforming food systems and improving …

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Climate change and pollution: the toll of tourism

While a strong economic driver, international tourism is also a burden on the fight against climate change. It is time for the sector to acknowledge its environmental responsibility and to transition to a more sustainable model. The total number of international travellers increased in 2017 for the eighth consecutive year, reaching 1,323 millions and breaking …

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Buying 100% renewable energy is becoming the new normal

Renewable energy has long been stigmatised as expensive, unreliable and commercially non-viable. Yet over 150 of the worlds largest companies are moving to 100% renewable. The Paris Agreement was lauded across the world as a victory for international cooperation and dialogue. Yet it was not the only major achievement to come out of the Paris …

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