Why choose EKOenergy-labelled energy?
Additional positive impact on the worldwide transition to clean energy
There are many reasons to choose EKOenergy-labelled energy. Here we address a few.
As an energy consumer, you are not an outsider to the energy transition. By choosing renewable energy, you actively signal your demand for clean energy to the market, and at the same time stop your contribution to the burning of fossil fuels.
Using EKOenergy-labelled energy is a way to go even further, for companies, households, and others.
EKOenergy simplifies your search for energy that has minimum impact on the environment. It’s also an efficient instrument to bring additional sustainability criteria to the sector and help consumers contribute to new clean energy projects and climate action. Using EKOenergy-labelled green energy enables you to progress with regard to all five dimensions of leadership as identified in the paper: “Business leadership in the transition to renewable electricity” (by RE100, the Climate Group, and CDP).
Our non-profit ecolabel can be combined with all types of sourcing of renewable energy. For example, it can be added to green tariffs (i.e. traditional renewable energy contracts including household electricity contracts), unbundled purchase of Energy Attribute Certificates (EACs), Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), or even to renewables produced on-site.
Renewable energy in harmony with nature
Our ecolabel is an initiative of environmental NGOs and has no other motive than to support and promote climate action and biodiversity protection.
EKOenergy sets additional sustainability criteria for the origin of renewable electricity, gas, heat or cold, as a means to minimise negative impacts on ecosystems. For example, EKOenergy-labelled windpower comes from wind turbines located outside of important bird areas, and EKOenergy-labelled hydropower comes from hydropower plants that take into account fish migration and river dynamics. For each MWh of EKOenergy-labelled hydropower, 0.10 € (10 cents) are spent on river restoration projects.
New renewable energy projects and climate action
When you choose EKOenergy, you also help finance renewable energy projects in the developing world. For every megawatt-hour (MWh) of EKOenergy-labelled energy, 0.10 € (ten cents) goes to our Climate Fund. The Fund finances projects aimed at alleviating energy poverty and providing sustainable energy production where it is needed most. All financed projects are selected in a transparent way and implemented by experienced organisations. They contribute to the realisation of multiple Sustainable Development Goals and would not be possible without your support.
Consumers of EKOenergy-labelled energy also help us, as an environmental initiative, to promote climate-friendly legislation and raise awareness of sustainability worldwide.
A solution that works, worldwide
The EKOenergy label was launched in 2013 and has been growing ever since. Our solutions are based on best practices and supported by internationally recognised experts and expert organisations.
EKOenergy is now sold and used in over 60 countries, and the network of authorised sellers and the set of available methods continues to grow each year.
EKOenergy for communication
The ecolabel is a tool for companies and individuals to demonstrate their commitment to renewable energy. Using the logo informs and encourages others to do the same. The EKOenergy logo is easily recognisable and internationally protected.
Buying EKOenergy-labelled energy gives you the right to use the logo in your communications, marketing materials, products, and facilities. The EKOenergy label is internationally recognised and used by a growing number of companies from various sectors.
Check out our brand book for more information on when, where and how you can use EKOenergy’s logo.
EKOenergy for additionality and leadership
Leading companies in sustainability choose EKOenergy to go the extra mile and make an additional positive impact. By using EKOenergy, you help the world transition to 100% renewable energy and inspire others with your commitment to sustainability. See our publication One Tool to Cover Five Dimensions of Leadership in the Transition to 100% Renewable Energy to learn more about how using EKOenergy helps businesses, regardless of their size, sector, consumption, or geographical location, to take extra steps in the five dimensions of leadership as identified in the paper Business leadership in the transition to renewable electricity, published by the RE100, the Climate Group, and CDP.
In the past few years, a growing number of RE100 companies as well as other large energy users have started using EKOenergy as part of their leadership in promoting renewable energy.
Read more in EKOenergy for your company.