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Good reasons to support #FridaysForFuture

Ahead of Fridays-For-Future’s international day of climate protests, we list some good reasons to support the school-striking youth. 1.   No other campaign has highlighted the urgency of the climate crisis so clearly and so directly. We simply cannot wait to solve the problem until the school-strikers have finished their studies. Carbon emissions have to go …

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Upcoming events where you could meet us

Meet Steven Vanholme or Merve Güngör from the EKOenergy Secretariat in the events below REC Market Meeting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 12-13 March 2019 (pre-conference on 11 March) The conference will focus on the ongoing energy transition and the role of consumers. Furthermore, the sessions will underline new market developments and methods to buy …

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New environmental requirements for hydropower plants are published – EKOenergy seeks pioneers for piloting

New environmental requirements for hydropower plants are published – EKOenergy seeks pioneers for piloting EKOenergy, the international ecolabel for renewable energy has revised its environmental requirements for hydropower plants. Now EKOenergy is seeking for pioneers of the sector to pilot how the new requirements work in practice. The new environmental requirements for hydropower plants concern …

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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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SAP: leading the transition to a low carbon economy model

The cutting edge software corporation SAP has recently released its Integrated Report 2017, giving updated data of its social and environmental performance and stressing its ambitious commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. The company is committed to 100% renewable electricity and joined the RE100 coalition – recognized by the UN as one of the …

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Finnish beverage company Olvi uses EKOenergy

Olvi, a Finnish beverage company active since 1878, uses EKOenergy-labelled electricity for all of their own brands in Finland. “With our example, Olvi wants to help consumers make sustainable energy solutions in their own lives and also encourage others to switch to environmentally friendly electricity,” says Olli Heikkilä, Marketing Director at Olvi. See more about …

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First five years

EKOenergy is 5 years old! In February 2013, environmental organisations from 16 European countries launched the first international ecolabel for electricity; the EKOenergy ecolabel. The aim was simple and straightforward: creating an easily recognizable tool to promote sustainable renewable electricity globally. Immediately after the launch, we reached out to energy consumers and sellers in ten …

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EKOenergy, a natural step for sustainable companies

Copade Foundation, Spanish reference in fair trade and responsible forest management promotion, is joining EKOenergy in taking one more step towards sustainability. Since the beginning of 2018, the Development Cooperation NGO has been powered entirely with EKOenergy labelled 100% sustainable electricity. We had the chance to speak with Javier Fernández, Copade’s general director, to see …

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