Why EKOenergy?

Why EKOenergy?

EKOenergy is an international ecolabel for electricity. The ecolabel is a not-for-profit initiative owned by more than 40 environmental organisations from 30 countries. EKOenergy is an impact renewable energy product.

6 reasons why:

1 High environmental standard on power plants

EKOenergy assures sustainable and nature-friendly energy. EKOenergy applies strict sustainability requirements to power production – choose between hydro, solar, wind, bio and geothermal based power. For each MWh of hydropower sold as EKOenergy, minimum EUR 0.10 is paid into the EKOenergy Environmental Fund to finance river restoration projects, building fish passages and restoring spawning grounds

2 Building more renewable energy

Contributes to new renewable energy projects: for each MWh of EKOenergy sold, at least EUR 0.10 s allocated to EKOenergy’s Climate Fund. It is used to finance new renewable energy – mostly solar power – in developing countries. These projects could not happen without these contributions and aim for a larger regional impact.

3 Easy to communicate

With EKOenergy you go one step further with your renewable energy purchase. You can use the EKOenergy logo on your products and tell stories about the renewable- and environmental projects you choose to support. With EKOenergy you make a real impact that builds your brand and increases the value of your company.

4 Fulfills 4 of the SDGs

A growing number of companies, local authorities and organisations are looking for ways to contribute to the realisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). EKOenergy is one of the instruments that can be used for that. Switching to EKOenergy is a way to promote renewable energy and fight climate change (SDG 7 and 13). Through it sustainability criteria, EKOenery makes sure production takes into account life below water and life on land (SDG 14 & 15).

5 Volume availability

Electricity sold with the EKOenergy label fulfils strict environmental criteria and sustainable requirements. The ecolabel includes renewable energy from hydropower, wind power, solar power, bioenergy and geothermal energy. ECOHZ works together with the EKOenergy secreteriat to find suitable power plants to ensure the supply of certified power production.

 

6 Recommended by

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Scope 2 Guidance (chapter 11) specifically mentions the EKOenergy’s Climate Fund as ways for companies to make extra efforts to spur the deployment of renewable energy. In CDP’s technical notes for accounting of Scope 2, CDP recommends EKOenergy as an instrument for companies to show leadership. LEED, a standard for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings, recommends EKOenergy-labelled electricity as a sound method of working towards points for LEED certification.