Bra Miljöval (Good Environmental Choice) is a Swedish ecolabel with strict criteria for environmental protection of power plant operations. The Swedish ecolabel was established in 2002 and is managed by Svenska Naturskyddsföreningen (The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation).
Buying Guarantees of Origin with this ecolabel guarantees that the renewable production takes the environment, flora and fauna around the power plant into account.
The power plants eligible for Bra Miljöval certification must meet the following criteria:
- Electricity is generated from 100% renewable energy from hydro, wind , solar or bio
- Production from hydropower plant must come from plants built before 1 January 1996
- Hydropower plants must have a minimum water flow to avoid dry riverbeds
- Electricity from wind power must come from parks that are not located in areas especially valuable for ecology.
In addition Bra Miljöval suppliers selling electricity from hydropower must allocate an annual fee to protect and repair the environment around the power plant or to increase energy efficiency. Building a fish passage around the plant to create better conditions for animals and plants that otherwise would have been prevented from living and reproducing, is an example of a project that could be supported by the annual fee.