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New transparency rules on social responsibility in EU. September 29th, the Council of the European Union adopted a directive for the disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large companies. The Directive was previously approved by the European Parliament earlier in 2014. Reducing CO2-emissions and carbon footprint is fast becoming increasingly important as part […] Read more …
The Court of Justice of the European Union has delivered on 11 September 2014 its judgment in the joined Cases C-204/12 to C-208/12 involving Essent Belgium NV. It involves questions on the free movement of goods (electricity), the existence of barriers to that free movement due to territorial restrictions and interaction between green certificates and […] Read more …
ECOHZ GO2 is the cornerstone product in the Renewable Power Partnership (RPP) co-founded by CDP and ECOHZ. RPP connects companies with innovative renewable energy solutions with the potential to bring transformational change to the electricity sector. In the context of RPP the importance and positive effect of consuming renewable power is being widely communicated to […] Read more …
60% of the largest US businesses have set public climate and energy goals to increase their use of renewable energy. In order to meet these goals 12 large companies have made a list for improvements to the renewable energy marketplace. Companies are setting climate and energy goals because reducing energy use and using renewable energy […] Read more …
We face a global challenge of depleting energy resources leading to an alarming increase in carbon emissions. Renewable energy is the obvious answer to that challenge with abundant clean resources available practically anywhere in the world. Renewable energy allows consumers to choose carbon neutral solutions. This is a good, and necessary, step on the way […] Read more …
ECOHZ asks EU Commission to reinforce Guarantees of Origin. 3 September 2014, Brussels – The EU should promote a coherent approach to how companies report consumption of renewable energy and reinforce Guarantees of Origin as the key disclosure tool, ECOHZ says in an open letter to the European Commission. ECOHZ sent the letter asking that […] Read more …
ECOHZ announces the opening of Call for Projects for landowners, project developers and cooperative who have renewable energy projects that are close to being realized, but lack top financing. ECOHZ Renewable Energy Foundation, offers top financing to renewable energy projects in their final development stage. By realizing more renewable energy projects in Europe and bringing […] Read more …
The International Union of Railways (UIC) will in a report which is expected to be presented this fall, recommend that Guarantees of Origin can be used by the railway companies in reporting and as an instrument to reduce emissions of CO2. Presentation of the GO² concept was well received and the product can become an […] Read more …
Under the new EU directive on disclosure of non-financial information, companies may choose to report on their renewable energy use using Guarantees of Origin. Ingrid Kylstad at the EU affairs consultancy The Brussels Office examines the directive and its implications for transparency. CSR is gaining in importance. For customer-oriented businesses and for companies tendering for […] Read more …