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For the attention of the European Parliament and Council The signatories of this statement believe that Guarantees of Origin (GOs) are a reliable instrument to track and prove to consumers that a given share of electricity supplied to their home or business comes from renewable sources. The Clean Energy Package offers a unique opportunity to […] Read more …
ECOHZ is matching renewable project developers’ need for top-financing with business needs to contribute to more renewable power. There are thousands of robust and attractive renewable projects in Europe that are lacking financing. Often missing is a thin top-financing layer that would make the project bankable. In parallel, the international business sector is rapidly experiencing an almost […] Read more …
Recommendation sent to key policy makers and influencers in the EU   As the EU Institutions will be entering trialogue negotiations in 2018 we would like to: Reiterate our support for Compromise Amendment 10 approved by the European Parliament ITRE Committee Draw your attention to the use of the word shall in Article 19.8 “Where […] Read more …
Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, has announced the purchase of traceable renewable electricity from solar PV in the Gulf region. Through collaboration with ECOHZ, Philips Lighting is the first major international company to secure its renewable energy consumption in the Gulf region using the pioneering International REC Standard. We sat down with Tom […] Read more …
From New York to Reykjavik, Copenhagen, Rome and Seoul, ECOHZ has spoken and participated in conversations about our industry. What problems and opportunities are we facing? What are the most recent trends? Having landed back in Oslo, here are our reflections: Even more companies are committing to 100% renewable energy – and the commitment spreads […] Read more …
In July 2016, CDP and ECOHZ renewed their partnership and ECOHZ remains a global CDP Gold Renewable Energy Partner. The partnership enables ECOHZ and CDP to share knowledge and work together to effectively support and serve the corporate community adopting renewable energy solutions.  CDP and ECOHZ combined efforts make it easier and more efficient for energy consumers […] Read more …
During the first half of June, the ECOHZ team travelled North to Svalbard (Spitsbergen). We spent four fascinating and educational days in this Norwegian Arctic archipelago. Longyearbyen, Svalbards only real town, is situated at 78o North, and is the home of 2000 inhabitants. A large majority is Norwegian, but surprisingly a big part is international. […] Read more …
On 13 June 2016, the Norwegian Parliament ratified the new Energy Bill, endorsing the system of Guarantees of Origin (GOs) and fuel disclosure, as well as defining the national energy policy for 2030 and beyond. The Energy Bill builds on the EU’s ambitions, while preserving national interests and value creation. NGOs, energy companies, interest groups […] Read more …