EKOenergy

EKOenergy is an international ecolabel for electricity. Electricity sold with EKOenergy fulfils strict environmental criteria and raises funds for new renewable energy projects. 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. EKOenergy is recognised by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, CDP and by the USGBC to use for LEED certification of green buildings.

Buying Guarantees of Origin with this ecolabel guarantees that the renewable energy adheres to the ecolabel’s requirements.

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
  • Assures sustainable and nature-friendly energy. EKOenergy applies strict sustainability requirements to power production. Non-European biomass is excluded and hydropower can only be sold as EKOenergy after consultation with local environmental organisations. 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
  • 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

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.

Network

EKOenergy is an international network of environmental organisations promoting the use of sustainable electricity.

EKOenergy’s ambition is to:

  • stimulate the development of renewable energy
  • contribute to the protection of nature
  • inform consumers about the origin of their electricity
  • mobilize the positive energy of thousands of individuals, groups and companies that share our ambition, and to get them involved
  • join forces with consumer organisations, development organisations, electricity companies, agencies and many others
label

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

W+

An international ecolabel empowering women in developing countries. W+ measures impact on women’s lives.

OK POWER

German ecolabel for renewable electricity from new or upgraded power plants

TÜV SÜD – EE01

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

Bra Miljöval

Swedish ecolabel with strict environmental criteria

Naturemade Star

Swiss ecolabel with strict environmental criteria

Green-e Energy

Green-e is North America’s leading certification program for renewable energy.

LEED

Global standard for design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings

BREEAM

European environmental building standard for the construction industry
custom

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.