Market statistics

Germany’s dominant position challenged as renewable demand continues to grow in Europe in 2016

7 September 2016, Oslo – The demand for renewable electricity in Europe, documented with Guarantees of Origin (GOs), grew briskly in 2015 – up more than 9% from 2014 and surpassing 343 TWh. “Behind this growth are thousands of businesses and millions of households in numerous European countries – voluntarily purchasing renewable electricity documented with Guarantees of Origin”, says Tom Lindberg, Managing Director, in ECOHZ. Read more…...

European Residual Mixes 2015 to calculate your carbon footprint if not purchasing renewable electricity

Published 31 May, 2016 – Guarantees of Origin are used to track the renewable electricity in Europe. If origin is not documented by Guarantees of Origin (GOs) you will have to use the residual mix for your country. The residual mix is the electricity available for those who haven’t bought renewable electricity documented by Guarantees of Origin.
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Renewable energy demand in Europe reaches record levels

26 January, 2016 – The demand for renewable electricity in Europe, documented with Guarantees of Origin (GO), continued to grow in 2015. The growth is up more than 8% from 2014 and surpassed 340 TWh. Behind this growth are thousands of businesses and millions of households in numerous European countries – voluntarily purchasing renewable electricity documented with Guarantees of Origin. Read more …


Sharp increase in customer demand for renewable energy

8 October, 2015 – Market demand for renewable electricity documented with Guarantees of Origin (GO) continues to increase in Europe. After the first two quarters in 2014 the volume purchased by European customers is already 229 TWh. This is already almost in line with the TOTAL volumes purchased in 2013 (246 TWh). Read more …


Germany drives demand for renewable electricity in Europe

24 September, 2015 – The demand for renewable electricity in Europe, documented with Guarantees of Origin, continues to grow in 2015. Behind this growth are thousands of businesses and millions of households in numerous European countries – voluntarily purchasing renewable electricity with Guarantees of Origin. Read more …


Dramatic shift in the European renewable electricity market

01 June, 2015 – The demand for renewable electricity, documented with Guarantees of Origin, continues to grow steeply in 2015. The 2015 first quarter numbers show a growth of 22 TWh compared to Q1 in 2014 – equaling an increase of 15%. The total demand for Q1 reached a record volume of 165 TWh, states the statistics from the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB). Read more …


Breakthrough for renewable energy solutions

29 April, 2015 – The increasing demand for electricity from renewable energy sources is high on the agenda when more than 180 purchasers, suppliers and stakeholders of renewable electricity meet at the annual international RECS Market Meeting 2015 in Oslo from 29 – 30 April 2015. For the first time corporates and suppliers are collaborating around solutions that allow companies to consume and contribute to new renewable energy production without committing to major infrastructure investments.  Read more …


Demand for renewable energy surges in 2014

10 February, 2015 – The European market for renewable energy, documented with Guarantees of Origin, increased by 26.5 % in 2014 compared to 2013. For the first time, the demand surpassed 300 TWh states the statistics from the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB). This is nearly one tenth of all electricity demand in Europe (ca. 3,300 TWh) and one third of all electricity from renewable sources in Europe (ca. 900 TWh). “These encouraging statistics suggest a breakthrough for Guarantees of Origin, and an increasing momentum for renewable energy consumption overall”, says Tom Lindberg, Managing Director of ECOHZ. Read more …