EKOenergy

EKOenergy is a global non-profit ecolabel for renewable energy. It can be combined with all types of sourcing (Energy Attribute Certificates (EACs), PPAs, own-production, green-tariffs etc.)  The ecolabel guarantees that the renewable energy fulfils additional criteria and raises funds for new renewable energy projects in developing countries.

The ecolabel is a not-for-profit initiative of the EKOenergy Network, a group of more than 40 environmental organisations from more than 30 countries.

Focus areas

EKOenergy goes one step further than directives and government regulations. Electricity sold with EKOenergy:

  • Guarantees renewable energy from hydropower, wind power, solar power, bioenergy or geothermal energy.
  • EKOenergy encourages and helps consumers of renewable energy to communicate about their purchases. Consumers of EKOenergy-labelled energy can use EKOenergy’s logo in their publications and on products made with EKOenergy.
  • By buying EKOenergy-labelled energy, you support NGOs to campaign for renewable energy in a growing number of countries.
  • Assures sustainable and nature-friendly energy. EKOenergy applies strict sustainability requirements to power production. For each MWh of hydropower sold as EKOenergy, minimum EUR 0.10 is paid into the EKOenergy Environmental Fund to finance river restoration projects, build fish passages and restore spawning grounds.
  • 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 projects, managed by experienced organisations, in developing countries. These projects could not happen without these contributions.

EKOenergy all over the world

 


The EKOenergy ecolabel brings additionality to renewable energy certificates, such as Guarantees of Origin (GOs), RECs and I-RECs. EKOenergy was launched in Northern Europe in 2013 and is now gradually expanding its global reach. Driven largely by corporate consumers’ increased interest in renewable energy, EKOenergy is now available in more than 40 countries. In most of these countries, the EKOenergy secretariat and their supporters share information in local language.

Recognised ecolabel

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Scope 2 (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.

In 2020 the UN featured the EKOenergy label in a publication about good examples of SDG implementation and in 2021 the European Parliament awarded EKOenergy the European Citizen’s Prize

 

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Meet an environmental standard of your choice

Consume renewable energy meeting requirements of specific standards or ecolabels. Buy Guarantees of Origin from power plants that meet stricter environmental standards and are verified by an external auditor. Choose between national or international ecolabels and standards, document the age and type of the power plant, technology and unique operational focus, and raise funds for renewable energy projects.

EKOenergy

International ecolabel for renewable electricity with strict criteria for environmental impact, and that directs funds to new renewable energy projects

Bra Miljöval

Swedish ecolabel with strict environmental criteria

OK POWER

German ecolabel for renewable electricity from new or upgraded power plants

TÜV Nord A75

A German ecolabel promoting energy from new power plants

TÜV SÜD – EE01

German ecolabel for renewable electricity from new power plants, with a mix of technologies and fund allocation

Naturemade Star

Swiss ecolabel with strict environmental criteria

Green-e® Energy

Green-e is North America’s leading certification program for renewable energy.
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Customise to fit your specific needs

Consume renewable energy with specific characteristics. ECOHZ provides access to a comprehensive portfolio of more than 200 power plants, located across five continents. This enables you to choose specific power plants with distinct characteristics, including choice of technology, location, age, size, and owner profile.