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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 Entreprises Socio-Culturelles from Luxembourg is now using EKOenergy too

Coopérations Entreprises Socio-Culturelles refers to two organisations in Luxembourg: Coopérations Asbl and Coopérations Société Coopérative. One is a non-profit socio-cultural organisation focused on art and culture, social involvement and helping people reach their potential. The other is a socio-economically-oriented enterprise functioning as a workshop which offers work opportunities to people with psychosocial handicaps in the …

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Partnerships for the Goals: How we cooperate with the Siemenpuu Foundation

In order to bring additionality to renewable energy purchases and help realise SDG 7 (affordable, clean energy for all), the EKOenergy ecolabel raises funds for new renewable energy projects in developing countries (see more on our Climate Fund page). These projects are managed by experienced organisations and are implemented in cooperation with local NGOs. The …

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Verdonce: natural home textiles made in Spain using EKOenergy

Verdonce is a Spanish brand of products that will help you make your home more sustainable and reduce waste, therefore helping the environment. Their products are made with natural materials from local suppliers and are hand-made in Madrid. We interviewed the founders of Verdonce Mónica García and Oliver Green,  also known among their friends as …

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Ritex: German condom producer uses EKOenergy

Ritex, a German condom and lubricant producer, is now using EKOenergy-labelled electricity, incorporating the EKOenergy logo into their newest product line PRO NATURE. We asked them a few questions about this recent development, to learn more about their focus on sustainability and what led them to choose EKOenergy-labelled electricity.  Why did you choose to start an environmentally friendly product …

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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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