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First Call for Climate Projects – January 2021

Funding for solar and wind energy projects in developing countries In order to bring additionality to consumers’ choice of renewable energy and help realise SDG 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 EKOenergy-labelled energy, our licensed …

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EKOenergy’s approach with regard to unique claims and avoidance of double counting

Introduction The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Scope 2 Guidance is the most widely used and internationally accepted set of rules. Its requirements for energy tracking also form the basis for the tracking requirements of the EKOenergy ecolabel, as well as the CDP and the RE100 guidelines. An increasing number of consumers feel the pressure to switch …

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Youth for climate action: Good Energies Alliance Ireland and EKOenergy

As Good Energies Alliance Ireland and EKOenergy are two environmental NGOs operating within the European Solidarity Corps network and as both are having sustainable energy transition and climate action as their core mission, we decided to start collaborating more closely towards our common goals. We believe that like-minded civil society organisations getting together can really …

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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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UNDESA publication features EKOenergy

EKOenergy is featured in UN DESA SDG publication

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) has launched a publication on outstanding practices that contribute to reaching the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). The UN hopes that these examples provide inspiration to Governments and stakeholders in their efforts to address crisis, reduce the risk of future potential emergencies and deliver on …

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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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Additional call for a river restoration project in Finland

For each megawatt-hour sold as EKOenergy hydropower, a contribution of at least 0.10 € (ten cents) is paid to EKOenergy’s Environmental Fund. These contributions are used to finance the implementation of river restoration projects. For this year, and after a previous call in the spring, we still have 15,000 euros in the Fund. The money …

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Bioenergy criteria public consultation 2020

Review of EKOenergy’s criteria for bioenergy – public consultation Background EKOenergy’s current criteria for electricity from bioenergy were approved in 2013. They deal with 3 main aspects: The efficiency of the production processes (use in cogeneration) The sustainability of the origin of the biomass. We only accept residues and specific types of woody biomass. We …

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EKOenergy rowing event on the only free flowing branch of Kemijoki

Let’s talk about hydropower

One of the reasons why we have launched the EKOenergy ecolabel is to help consumers identify and choose the most environmentally friendly renewable energy products available. As a nature conservation NGO, our priority regarding renewable energy is, of course, its sustainability and impact on biodiversity. Hydropower unfortunately still makes up the majority of renewable energy …

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Ecolabels increase environmental awareness

Eko-etiketlerin yenilenebilir enerji piyasasına getirdikleri

Bu yazımızda eko-etiketlerin rolünden, ürün ve marka isimlerinin neden eko-etiketlerle karıştırılmaması gerektiğinden ve kamu kuruluşlarıyla sivil toplumun enerji tüketicilerini desteklemek için neler yapabileceğinden bahsettik.

EKOenergy has contributed to projects alleviating energy poverty in developing countries, reached 1 million euros in 2020

Temiz enerji projeleri için 1 milyon avro

BM’nin Sürdürülebilir Kalkınma Amaçları’na temiz enerji projeleriyle 2015 yılından itibaren yaptığımız katkı, 47. projemizle beraber 1,000,000 €’yu geçti.