EKOenergy is an ecolabel for electricity. The purpose of the ecolabel is to assure the consumer that their purchase makes a difference. Unsurprisingly only electricity originating from renewable sources can be sold under the EKOenergy label.
EKOenergy is more than just renewable electricity, it also a network of 28 environmental NGOs from across 21 European countries.
EKOenergy aims to:
EKOenergy fulfills sustainability requirements and criteria set by the EKOenergy Network,
Electricity suppliers can sell EKOenergy labeled electricity to consumers if they have signed the EKOenergy Licence Agreement and if they fulfill all requirements of that Licence Agreement and of the text ‘EKOenergy – Network and label’.
List of licensed EKOenergy suppliers
The criteria listed in the Licence Agreement and in the text ‘EKOenergy – Network and label’ deal with the following aspects:
EKOenergy website: http://ekoenergy.org
naturemade is the quality mark for ecologically produced energy (naturemade star) and energy from renewable sources (naturemade basic). The mark is awarded after thorough inspection by the Association for environmentally sound energy (VUE).
naturemade stands for credible quality and ecological improvement.
naturemade enjoys wide support. Environmental and consumer organizations, renewable energy associations, major energy consumers and large, medium and small energy suppliers and producers are all represented in VUE and on its Board.
The Clean Energy Council is the peak body representing Australia’s clean energy sector. It is an industry association made up of more than 440 member companies operating in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The CEC offers solar PV accreditation through its linked website http://www.solaraccreditation.com.au/acccec/home.html as well as the world's first wind farm accreditation scheme.
Certified Wind Farms Australia (CWFA) has been developed over the last 2 years with Auswind (now the Clean Energy Council) and key industry stakeholders in response to the need for sound environmental and social management in the wind energy industry