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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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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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Meet EKOenergy at RE-Source and at the I-REC Standard Conference!

Meet EKOenergy at the upcoming European and international conferences in 2022: The RE-Source Conference from 6-7 October in Amsterdam and the first International REC Standard Conference (ISC) from 1-2 November 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand. RE-Source Conference 6-7 October 2022 Direct sourcing of renewables is the key to Europe’s energy competitiveness, security and climate goals. With …

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Solar mini-grid for rural electrification in Nepal

In 2020 EKOenergy granted 35,000 euros to a project of the Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N). The Siemenpuu Foundation matched our contribution with the same amount. The project focused on the electrification of Saure Bhangtar village through a solar mini-grid and the promotion of renewable energy through Municipal Energy Plans. This project for the …

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Action Plan for Businesses in China paper with Think RE

We have cooperated with Think RE for the paper “Action Plan for Businesses in China: How to cover your consumption with renewable electricity?”. In this paper we outline an action plan for a broad range of electricity consumers: Businesses who are taking their first steps and those who want to be among the pioneers.

2022’s first call for EKOenergy Climate Fund projects

Background – Funding for solar and wind energy projects in developing countries In order to bring additionality to consumers’ choice of renewable energy and help realise Sustainable Development Goal 7 (affordable, clean energy for all), the EKOenergy ecolabel raises funds for new renewable electricity projects in developing countries and regions. For each MWh of sold …

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Iliad Group: Now powered with 100% EKOenergy-labelled electricity

100% renewable electricity with extra criteria to guarantee sustainability and additionality The Iliad Group is a fast-growing European provider of telecommunication services, with main activities in France, Italy and Poland. Their operations as a mobile phone service provider include prepaid sim cards, internet access and hosting services. Last year, the Iliad Group decided to switch …

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Six new solar energy projects financed by EKOenergy

Fundraising for new renewable energy projects EKOenergy promotes sustainable renewable energy in many ways. One of the ways we do this is via our Climate Fund, through which we collect funds to finance renewable energy projects to fight energy poverty and contribute to multiple Sustainable Development Goals. For each EKOenergy-labelled MWh sold, the EKOenergy licensees …

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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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