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Studying ice in Greenland

A study trip to Greenland One of our objectives was to study CO2 fluxes between the ocean and atmosphere. CO2 flux refers to the amount of CO2 (measured in moles) moving through unit square meter area per second. We analysed data collected from a measurement station located in a fjord ‘Young Sound’ in the high …

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Amongst the 100 best

EKOenergy has been one of the winners of the “100 projects for the climate” initiative led by the French Ministry of the Environment, Energy, and the Sea. This participatory program aimed to promote citizen initiatives that address climate issues. The citizens elected the 100 best projects that could benefit from support, visibility, and promotion until …

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A sunny day out in Vihti!

Since the first hydropower dams, rivers have been suffering due to the demand that hydropower places on the local ecosystem. EKOenergy is working to alleviate some of these damages. As well as only certifying hydropower that is sustainable, EKOenergy has an Environmental Fund which is used to restore rivers and fish passes. Our team from the …

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Saimaa Brewing Company uses EKOenergy

Saimaa Brewing Company (Saimaan Juomatehdas) is one of the sustainability pioneers of the Finnish brewery industry. “By using EKOenergy, we can guarantee that the environmental impacts of the electricity which we use are as small as possible,” Jussi Laukkanen, the CEO of Saimaan Juomatehdas explains. “We don’t think that respecting the principles of environmental friendliness and …

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Switching to EKOenergy for Otava was easy

Last year, the whole Otava Group switched to EKOenergy. This means that all ‘Suomalainen Kirjakauppa’ bookstores now use EKOenergy-certified electricity. Otava is the second largest publishing house in Finland, and their printing house also uses EKOenergy. Many think that switching to eco-labelled electricity is a difficult and complex thing to do in a company with …

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A new trend: 100% EKOenergy

A lot of electricity sellers are joining strengths with EKOenergy. Only in 2016, already 15 more sellers took the decision to start offering EKOenergy to their consumers. Very interesting is that 2 of these new sellers take it even one step further: they sell ONLY EKOenergy. They follow the example of the Finnish company Ekosähkö, …

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Lappeenranta: The first EKOenergy city in the world

The wonderful city of Lappeenranta has decided to switch to EKOenergy! Today, Mayor Kimmo Jarva and Lappeenranta Energy’s CEO Reijo Kolehmainen signed an agreement guaranteeing EKOenergy for the city of Lappeenranta for the period 2017-2020. At the signing ceremony, the city also got the EKOenergy certificate. Program manager of EKOenergy Riku Eskelinen says that Lappeenranta …

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City of Lappeenranta uses EKOenergy-labelled electricity

Lappenranta city started using EKOenergy-labelled renewable electricity in all its properties, making Lappeenranta the first EKOenergy city. Learn more about the city’s sustainability and environmental commitments on the Green Reality website. Check out our user stories to see the interviews with EKOenergy users we regularly publish. Published on 20 April 2016

Capítulo Trece Hotel & Spa: Ecotourism in Spain

Ecotourism is booming. A model of sustainable and environmentally responsible tourism, where the tourist seeks not only enjoyment, but also to reduce their ecological footprint and environmental impact. To meet this demand, pioneers such as the Hotel & Spa Capítulo Trece in Segovia, Spain, are showing how committed their establishments are by using 100% renewable …

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