Published on March 3, 2014
What is EKOenergy? Riku Eskelinen Zanesljiva EKOenergija event in Ljubljana 28 February 2014
Content of the presentation What is EKOenergy network and label? The origin must be tracked properly Additionality - does it result in new renewables? Sustainability criteria for renewables Environmental Fund 2
What is EKOenergy? EKOenergy is a network of NGOs interested in sustainable energy 31 member NGOs in 22 European countries including E-forum in Slovenia. Its international secretariat is located in Helsinki, Finland Its most important tool is EKOenergy, an ecolabel for electricity agreements. EKOenergy label sets criteria on ● Consumer information ● Tracking the origin of electricity ● Sustainability of renewables ● Additionality of ”green” electricity purchases 3
Based on wide, open consultations Preparations for the new European ecolabel started in 2009. Between 2009 and 2013 over 400 NGOs and hundreds of speacialists were consulted. ”What kind of a power agreement can be claimed ecolabeled? The result, a new European ecolabel for electricity was launched in 2013. 4
The origin must be tracked properly GOs are basic infrastructure of renewable electricity markets. ● avoidance of double counting and double sales ● simplify trading ● unified European system, legislative bases in EU RES directive ● carry important information about the origin of electricity EKOenergy must be always tracked with GOs A GO alone cannot guarantee positive environmental impacts! Green power without sustainability criteria can have extremely devastating environment and climate impacts. 5
Additionality - does it result in new renewables? Does a ”green power purchase lead to new renewable electricity production?” Isn't hydropower production profitable without my purchase? A supplier of EKOenergy must always invest minimum of 0,10€/MWh to the EKOenergy Climate Fund, which invests in new renewables. If needed, we can prove even 100% additionality. First call for projects got 130 applications from 70 countries. 6
Sustainability criteria for renewables Palm oil from Indonesia - it is renewables but is it sustainable or climate neutral? A hydropower station with fish passes is better than without fish passes, right? Windpower station on important bird areas? EKOenergy sets sustainability criteria to all renewables ● windpower is always outside bird areas and nature reserves ● hydropower stations are committed to implement environmental measures recommended by rivers conservation specialists. ● bioenergy is of European origin and it fulfills sustainability and energy efficiency criteria. 7
Environmental Fund A supplier pays minimum 0,10€/MWh to the Environmental Fund. The money is used to mitigate negative impacts of hydropower stations. In Finland the Fund has been piloted for three years. It generated 700.000€ funding for good projects. So far we have funded: river restoration projects, research on built rivers, fish pass plans and fish research. What could we fund in Slovenia? 8
More information www.ekoenergy.org Riku Eskelinen +358 50 572 7782, firstname.lastname@example.org
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