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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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More sun, more wind, more peace!

500 days of war – EKOenergy keeps supporting Ukraine On the 500th day of full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, we continue to look for ways to support Ukraine, in particular by supporting and promoting the transition towards sustainable renewable energy. Most recently, we allocated another sum in the amount of 50,000€ from our renewable energy …

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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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15 new solar projects in 13 countries, thanks to EKOenergy consumers

EKOenergy provides almost 700,000 € towards fighting energy poverty in 2023 For every MWh of EKOenergy-labelled energy, 0.10 € goes to EKOenergy’s Climate Fund to finance new renewable energy projects in developing countries. All supported projects make a difference in the lives of many by improving access to reliable, clean energy and contribute to the …

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EKOenergy’s Ivy Award 2023 goes to Gesternova Energia

EKOenergy-labelled renewables are made available worldwide by authorised sellers. Through our annual EKOenergy awards, we highlight some of the achievements our sellers recorded in the past year.  We are happy to announce that Gesternova has won EKOenergy’s Ivy Award 2023!  Why ivy? Ivy is an evergreen plant that climbs steadily, transforming buildings with its verdant …

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EKOenergy’s Bamboo Award and Oak Award 2023 both go to 3Degrees

EKOenergy-labelled renewables are only made available by our authorised sellers across the world. Through our EKOenergy awards, we highlight the achievements of our sellers annually.  We are happy to announce that this year, 3Degrees has won both EKOenergy’s Bamboo Award and Oak Award!  EKOenergy’s Oak Award is for the company that sold the largest volumes …

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Environmental Fund – Call for proposals 2023

General: Small-scale river restoration projects in Germany and Sweden For each megawatt-hour that is sold and consumed as EKOenergy hydropower, 0.10 € is allocated to EKOenergy’s Environmental Fund. The fund is used to finance river restoration projects. In this call for proposals, the EKOenergy aims to fund 2-3 small-scale river restoration projects in Germany or …

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EKOenergy Awards 2023

Annual EKOenergy Awards Last year, the sold volumes of EKOenergy-labelled renewable energy have risen drastically once again. We’re thankful to energy consumers who choose EKOenergy-labelled energy and above all, to our sellers who make it possible. By offering EKOenergy-labelled energy to their clients, our sellers don’t only contribute to our advocacy work but also help …

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EKOappetite: EKOenergy for the food sector

Annual campaigns to promote renewable energy Users of EKOenergy-labelled energy enable us to set up renewable energy campaigns through which we reach out to energy consumers across the world. Our previous campaigns targeted breweries, the hospitality industry, green buildings, winter sports centres (in cooperation with Protect Our Winters), chocolate manufacturers, and the fashion and beauty …

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10 years of EKOenergy, 10 years of multi-faceted climate action

Over the past decade, EKOenergy has evolved from an ambitious European initiative to an internationally recognised and globally available ecolabel for renewable energy across 80 countries on all inhabited continents. 2023 marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of our ecolabel. For this occasion, we published a series of fact sheets highlighting various aspects of …

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The Iliad Group and Engie sign PPA for EKOenergy-labelled solar energy

The Iliad Group is a fast-growing provider of telecommunication services in Europe, with their main activities in France, Italy and Poland. Their operations as a mobile phone service provider include prepaid SIM cards, internet access and hosting services. In early 2021, the Iliad Group started using EKOenergy-labelled electricity to power their activities in France and …

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