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Hilti and SCHOTT: committed to science-based targets and EKOenergy

Science Based Targets initiatitive The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a partnership between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The SBTi defines and promotes best practices in emissions reductions and net-zero targets in line with climate science and provides technical assistance …

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Climate Fund / Call for Proposals / December 2023

Call for Proposals / EKOenergy’s Climate Fund / December 2023 – February 2024 Background All EKOenergy-ecolabel consumers contribute 0.10 € per MWh to EKOenergy’s Climate Fund. With these contributions, EKOenergy funds new renewable electricity projects in low- and middle-income countries to bring additional positive impact to consumers’ choice of renewable energy and help in achieving …

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EKOenergy grants €319,116 to provide solar power to off-grid Andean communities

Solar power and training to help smallholder farmers adapt to the impact of the climate crisis Earlier this year, EKOenergy took a significant step forward by introducing multiyear funding through closed calls, enhancing the impact of its Climate Fund by providing crucial long-term support for renewable energy projects in low- and middle-income countries. In January, …

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Environmental Fund – Second call 2023

Environmental Fund – Call for proposals / Second call 2023 Grants for small-scale river restoration projects EKOenergy’s Environmental Fund is committed to funding river restoration projects through the allocation of at least EUR 0.10 for each megawatt-hour of EKOenergy hydropower sold and consumed. The fund is currently calling for proposals for small-scale river restoration projects …

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Kupilka: A Pioneer in Eco-Friendly Manufacturing

Finnish company Kupilka has been using eco-labelled electricity for 25 years! Sustainability is deep in the company’s DNA A family company, now called Kupilka, manufactures injection-moulded products that are designed to last. Their products, such as cups, plates, and cutlery, are made from natural fibre composite material sourced from certified forests in Finland. Sustainability and …

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The importance of reliable tracking – Interview with RECS Energy Certificate Association

Reliable tracking and avoidance of double-counting EKOenergy’s criteria cover several vital aspects, including the assurance of reliable tracking and the prevention of double counting. For a megawatt-hour to bear our label, it must be verifiable as generated in an installation meeting our quality standards and assigned to a single specific consumer. To ensure this verifiability, …

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Additional positive impact made via the EKOenergy ecolabel

Over the past decade, EKOenergy has transformed from an ambitious European initiative to an internationally recognised and globally available ecolabel for renewable energy. This has allowed us to make an even greater additional positive impact, year after year. We’re proud of the tangible positive impact we have managed to create, thanks to the interest and …

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First EKOenergy user in Uganda: St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor

Solar energy to power the hospital’s daily operations Consumers have the option to choose EKOenergy worldwide. One method of accessing EKOenergy-labelled electricity involves adding our label to locally-produced solar power. An illustrative case of this is St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor. The hospital operates in Gulu, Uganda, offering services to the most needy without discrimination based …

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Spanish energy supplier Gesternova organises the month of EKOenergy

Almost 10 years of cooperation EKOenergy-labelled electricity is now accessible in over 70 countries, thanks to the efforts of more than 120 authorised sellers. Among these sellers is Gesternova, a Spanish electricity supplier that has been proudly offering EKOenergy-labelled electricity for almost 9 years. When the EKOenergy label was launched in 2013, we reached out …

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Microsoft’s purchase of EKOenergy-labelled energy attribute certificates helps support off-grid communities in Kenya

Since last year, Microsoft has purchased EKOenergy-labelled energy attribute certificates (EACs) for a portion of its electricity consumption. Its choice of EKOenergy-labelled EACs has enabled the technology company to make a positive impact not only on the climate but also on off-grid communities in developing countries. We are honoured to have Microsoft among the growing …

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