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EKOenergy

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EKOenergy is a label for electricity, managed by the European EKOenergy network, a network of more than 30 environmental NGOs from over 20 European countries. The EKOenergy label is the only electricity label which has resulted from a pan-European consultation process, which works on the whole European market and which is recognized by stakeholders in all European countries. The first EKOenergy criteria have been approved in February 2013.

Only electricity from renewable sources can be sold as EKOenergy. But EKOenergy is more than just green electricity. EKOenergy also sets criteria for the following aspects:

  • Consumer information: Consumers get specific information about where and how the electricity has been produced.

  • Sustainability and climate: EKOenergy labelled electricity fulfills the sustainability requirements set by the EKOenergy network. And per every MWh sold, minimum 10 euro cents will be paid into the EKOenergy Climate Fund.

  • Tracking: The criteria are based on European best practice, and on the recommendations of RE-DISS/EPED.

  • Auditing and verification: All EKOenergy claims are verified by independent auditors.

Learn more: EKOenergy websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with EKOenergy's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following Other

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

EKOenergy Network

Member of

Unknown

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

None.

Organization type: 270419


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Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

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Year ecolabel est. 2013

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Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Energy


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Last updated: 21 July 2014