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Energy challenges in sub-Saharan Africa: Interview with Ruth Langsi Yeloma

600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity The energy issue in sub-Saharan Africa is a major one. As Fatih Birol, head of the International Energy Agency, and Frans Timmermans, first vice-president of the European Commission reminded us in a paper dated the 17th of June 2021: “Almost 800 million people still lack …

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Renewables in Ukraine: What’s next?

Growing understanding of renewable energy potential in Ukraine, the Caucasus and Central Asia Southern neighbours of Russia, which are heavily dependent on oil, have been showing increasing interest in renewable energy since the start of the full-scale war in Ukraine. There is now a better understanding of how fast deployment of renewable energy in the …

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EKOenergy’s Oak Award goes to South Pole second time in a row

We’re thankful to all our authorised sellers for offering EKOenergy-labelled energy all around the world. Through our annual EKOenergy awards, we highlight extraordinary achievements and celebrate these. After the finalisation of this year’s audits, we are happy to present EKOenergy’s Oak Award 2022 to South Pole, for selling the largest volumes of EKOenergy in 2021. …

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Young activists in France want an ecological awakening

Businesses are becoming more aware of environmental challenges and we think young campaigners and environmental activists play a special role in increasing public awareness. See our previous interview with climate activist Nakabuye Hilda Flavia from Fridays for Future Uganda and chat with climate activist Arshak Makichyan from Fridays for Future Russia. Every year, the nonprofit …

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ECOTEC University uses EKOenergy-labelled energy from its on-site installation

Education for sustainable development – interview with Dr. Gilda Alcívar García, rector of ECOTEC University EKOenergy is an ecolabel for renewable energy consumption. Companies and individuals are not the only ones  that  can use EKOenergy-labelled energy and benefit from its additional advantages. The ecolabel is also available to colleges and universities, for example. By choosing …

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Favini uses EKOenergy-labelled electricity for its sustainable paper production lines

Italian paper and mould manufacturer Favini is a world leader in the design and production of release paper used in various sectors, including fashion and technical-sportswear. One of their most innovative and renowned products is packaging, made from the waste of natural raw materials such as algae, fruit, nuts and leather. We interviewed Barbara del Sasso, …

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“Coopérations Enterprises Socio-Culturelles” de Luxemburgo agora está usando EKOenergy também

Coopérations Entreprises Socio-Culturelles se refere a duas organizações em Luxemburgo: Coopérations Asbl e Coopérations Société Coopérative. Uma é uma organização sociocultural sem fins lucrativos focada em arte e cultura, envolvimento social e ajudar pessoas a alcançar seu potencial. A outra é uma empresa socioeconomicamente orientada, que funciona como um workshop, e oferece oportunidades de trabalho …

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Qual é o processo do Comitê de Padronização Europeu?

A demanda dos consumidores para o uso de energia renovável e o seu interesse em relatar o seu consumo incrementou os chamados “sistemas de registro e crédito” em várias partes do mundo. Esses são sistemas de Atributos de Certificados de Energia, como os de Garantia de Origem na Europa e RECs nos EUA. Se você …

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Parcerias para atingir objetivos: como cooperamos com a Fundação Siemenpuu

A fim de trazer maior aderência à compra de energia renovável e ajudar a realizar u ODS 7 (energia limpa e acessível para todos), o selo ecológico EKOenergy arrecada fundos para novos projetos de energia renovável em países em desenvolvimento (veja mais em nossa página sobre o Fundo Climático). Estes projetos são administrados por organizações …

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Verdonce: tecidos naturais para a casa feitos na Espanha usando EKOenergy

Verdonce é uma marca de produtos espanhola que ajudará você a tornar sua casa mais sustentável e a reduzir o desperdício, e, dessa forma, ajudar o meio ambiente. Seus produtos são feitos com materiais naturais, de fornecedores locais e são feitos à mão em Madri. Nós entrevistamos os fundadores de Verdonce, Mônica Garcia e Oliver …

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Ritex: produtora alemã de preservativos usa EKOenergy

A Ritex, uma produtora alemã de preservativos e lubrificantes, utiliza agora eletricidade classificada como EKOenergy, incorporando o logo da EKOenergy em sua mais nova linha de produtos PRO NATURE. Nós fizemos a eles algumas perguntas sobre este recente desenvolvimento, para aprender mais sobre o seu foco na sustentabilidade, e o que os levou a escolher …

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Pixartprinting, leading company for printing services in Europe, chose EKOenergy

Pixartprinting is an Italian company specialising in the online provision of personalised printing services. In 2018, they joined the Be ForGreen Be Sustainable community becoming a consumer who uses 100% renewable, traceable and EKOenergy-ecolabelled energy. Through this, Pixartprinting has contributed to the avoidance of 3,581 tonnes of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere each year, actively …

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Tom, 50th Solidarity Corps volunteer at EKOenergy’s secretariat

In 2012, EKOenergy became a partner organisation of the European Solidarity Corps (previously known as European Voluntary Service).  This EU funded program enables us to host long term volunteers. Most of the volunteers stay 10 to 12 months at our office in Helsinki. They help us keep close contact with hundreds of partners in many …

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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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