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  EKOenergy Newsletter,  issue 17
  18 September 2013
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1.  Scandem signs Licence Agreement
2.  Over 100 project proposals for Climate Fund
3.  EKOenergy Murronjoki project in media and on youtube
4.  EKOenergy funds river restoration in Eastern-Finland
5.  Autumn trainees are arriving: Pilvimaari
6.  Partner of the week: ECODES, new member from Spain 


1. Scandem signs Licence Agreement


Scandem signs Licence AgreementEKOenergy is now also available via Scandem. Scandem has its headquarters in Örebro, Sweden. The company also has a Norwegian and a Finnish branch. The Scandem group is owned by the Swedish electricity company Jämtkraft. Scandem helps large consumers of electricity to buy electricity on the Nordic Market. As from now, they will also help them to buy EKOenergy.
 
For more information about Scandem (in Swedish): See www.scandem.com

2. Over 100 project proposals for Climate Fund


Over 100 project proposals for Climate FundFor each MWh of EKOenergy sold, 10 cents goes to a Climate Fund. The money will be used to finance electricity projects in developing countries. 

More than 100 organizations have reacted to the 'Call for projects'. Thanks a lot for all these good ideas and proposals.

We hope we will be able to join forces with as many submitting organizations as possible. We will publish the chosen projects before December 2013.

Photo by Barefoot Photographers of Tilonia, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

3.  EKOenergy Murronjoki project in media and on YouTube 

 
Find EKOenergy projects on YouTube Money of the EKOenergy Environmental Fund is currently being used to restore the Murronjoki river in Saarijärvi, Central Finland. The goal of the Murronjoki project is to return trout and European crayfish to the river, which has affected by timber rafting, fish farming, forestry, agriculture, hydro power and flood control. The project got very good media coverage (in Finland). See e.g. Yle.

In a video (in Finnish) on YouTube Riku Eskelinen from the EKOenergy secretariat explains how the purchase of EKOenergy leeds to improved river ecosystems.

For more information about the project, see our website.

Photo by Olga Gerasimenko

4.  EKOenergy funds river restoration in Eastern-Finland


We fund river restoration projects EKOenergy also funds a new river restoration project between Tainionkoski and Imatra power plants in Eastern Finland. The project is the result of a cooperation among energy company Fortum, the City of Imatra and the Southeast Finland ELY Centre. All of the funding (30.000€) comes from the EKOenergy Environmental Fund

For more information about the project, see our website.
Photo by Olga Gerasimenko

5.  Autumn trainees arriving: Pilvimaari


Autumn trainees arriving: PilvimaariOlga Gerasimenko and Anu Vihma have done amazing work as summer trainees at the EKOenergy Secretariat. Thank you! We are now welcoming the autumn trainees. One of them is Pilvimaari Heikkinen. Pilvimaari  studies at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry of the University of Helsinki. She'll start writing her master's thesis at the end of this year. Her major topic is environmental economics, but she's also studying corporate social responsibility (CSR) & environmental management. She has taken some courses in Indonesia and China.

Her internship at EKOenergy will last 3 months to December, 2013. She'll help the Finnish energy companies to fulfill the requirements of the new Act on Tracking of Electricity in Finland.

Pilvimaari said " I am really happy to be working for EKOenergy and looking forward for the new challenges."

Photo by Anna Rybalova

6. Partner of the week: ECODES, new member from Spain


Partner of the week: ECODES, new member from SpainThe Spanish organization ECODES has joined the EKOenergy network. The organizations main areas of focus are social responsibility, climate change resulting from global warming, water management, reducing consumption and development cooperation.

Welcome, and looking forward to enter the Spanish market.

See more about our members in the 'About us' section of our website.

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