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Call for Climate Fund projects December 2022 – February 2023

Background – Funding for solar and wind energy projects in developing countries In order to bring additional positive impact to consumers’ choice of renewable energy and help realise the UN’s Global Goals (Particularly SDG 7: Affordable, clean energy for all), the EKOenergy ecolabel raises funds for new renewable electricity projects in developing countries. For each …

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SCHOTT and Engie sign 2 PPAs for EKOenergy-labelled electricity

SCHOTT, a leading international company in the areas of specialty glass, glass-ceramics and glass innovations, closed two Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with Engie for electricity from German solar and wind farms. The total volume of the deal is 200 gigawatt-hours and all electricity will get the EKOenergy label. SCHOTT has been using EKOenergy-labelled electricity for …

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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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Solar power for 17 more health centres in Mali, thanks to EKOenergy users

In 2020, EKOenergy granted 12000 € to a project by Santé Sud to provide solar energy to 13 rural community health centres in Mali. In 2021, we granted another 7408 € to power 4 more health centres in the capital area too. Renewables to improve healthcare services Malian communities experience major issues in their access …

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10 years of European Solidarity Corps volunteers at EKOenergy’s Secretariat

10 years ago, on 14 September 2012, EKOenergy welcomed the first European Solidarity Corps (Then known as European Voluntary Service, EVS) volunteer to our Secretariat. We were about to launch our international ecolabel and needed extra hands to get things rolling. The European Solidarity Corps programme was the perfect solution The European Solidarity Corps Programme, …

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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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Santa Rosa, Ecuadorian beer made with EKOenergy-labelled solar power

Santa Rosa artisanal beer, made with EKOenergy!

Santa Rosa brewery in Ecuador uses EKOenergy-labelled renewable electricity from their onsite installation. Their EKOenergy use is facilitated by Deltaglobal SA. Thanks, Santa Rosa for going the extra mile and using the EKOenergy logo on the cans to inform your customers! We also thank EKOenergy seller Deltaglobal SA for assisting their clients in using EKOenergy-labelled …

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Almost 2 million € raised for renewable energy projects

Our Climate Fund has been growing steadily. Since 2015, our contribution to alleviating energy poverty and reaching the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reached almost 2 million euros! For every MWh of sold EKOenergy-labelled volumes, 0.10 € goes to EKOenergy’s Climate Fund, to finance new renewable energy projects in developing countries. All supported projects contribute …

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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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