Copy
  EKOenergy Newsletter, issue 39
  26 November 2014
Content

1.  Thanks
2.  "Why switch to EKOenergy?" in 100 seconds
3.  EKO-Sofia speaks 25 languages
4.  EKOenergy at biomass conference
5.  Upcoming soon: GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance
6.  End of the year donations for EKOenergy?
7.  World Bank about Climate Change
 

1.  Thanks

 
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. Although we are Europeans and not Americans, we don't want to miss any opportunity to thank all of you. 2014 is a productive year for EKOenergy and we are happy you are part of it.

- We have grown to a network of 34 environmental organisations from 26 countries. And we are in contact with many more.
- EKOenergy has licensed sellers in 10 countries, and these are able to help electricity consumers from Gibraltar to the Ural. And from Iceland to Turkey. 
- More than 15 volunteers and trainees from eleven countries made our EKOenergy Secretariat to an international information center about green electricity.
- Over 60 volunteer translators from 40 countries helped us to translate texts about renewable electricity into more than 30 languages.
- 10,000s of consumers (possibly 100,000!) are using EKOenergy. Still mainly households. But companies are following.
- We were closely involved in 3 concrete river restoration projects.
- We are preparing 3 new climate projects in Africa and Indonesia, to be financed by our Climate Fund.
- And much more!

Thank you!

2.  "Why switch to EKOenergy?" in 100 seconds

 
Watch our newest video "Why switch to EKOenergy?".

It is an animation made by our media trainee Katja Hyrynkangas. The famous Finnish actor Jasper Pääkkönen kindly provided the voice-over.

In 100 seconds we tell you how you can make a difference by switching to EKOenergy. Check it out and feel free to share it.

3.  EKO-Sofia speaks 25 languages

 
Our comic "EKO-Sofia, an introduction to green energy" has been translated 24 times in the last 2 months.

We thank the 52 translators from over 30 countries.

The English and the Finnish version are now also available as paper copy. Contact the EKOenergy Secretariat for more information.

Our Russian Licensee R.E.S. Ltd (ВИЭнерго) printed the Russian version and used it at yesterday's Green Economy Event in Moscow.

And be sure, this isn't all yet. 5 more translations are under preparation.

 

4.  EKOenergy at biomass conference

 
Riku Eskelinen from the EKOenergy Secretariat chaired the Finnish Bioenergy Days. Speakers included Antti Rinne, the Finnish Minister of Finance,  and Gustav Melin, the president of the European Biomass Association.

Main topics were security of supply, the limited availability of biomass and the growing importance of biomass in the energy supply of northern European countries.

EKOenergy works in close cooperation with the biomass sector to reduce the environmental impacts of biomass exploitation.

5.  Upcoming soon: GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance

 
Most - if not all - companies need to buy electricity which has been produced by others. How do companies have to account for the carbon emissions resulting from the production of that electricity? Or, in 'carbon footprinting terminology': how do companies have to calculate their scope 2 emissions?

In a couple of days, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol will publish a guide on the subject: the Scope 2 Guidance. The guidance is the result of four years of discussion and public consultation.

You'll hear from us as soon as the guidance will be published. We are planning an easy-to-understand summary, and our translators are waiting to translate the summary to at least 10 languages.
 

6.  End of the year donations for EKOenergy?

 
The end of the year is for many of us a time of giving.

We welcome donations to support our climate projects, our river restoration projects or to promote EKOenergy in over 20 European countries.

Check out our website for more information.

7.  World Bank about Climate Change

 
The third report in the Turn Down the Heat series was published last week. The report, commissioned by the World Bank Group from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics, finds that warming of about 1.5°C above pre-industrial times is already locked into the Earth’s atmospheric system by past and predicted greenhouse gas emissions. This means more severe droughts, sea level rise, and an increasing risk to food and water security, coastal communities, and livelihoods.

Without concerted action, the planet will continue to warm and extreme weather events that today occur once in hundreds of years could become the new climate normal, causing increased risks and instability.

Melting permafrost and forest dieback risk to accelerate the process, leading to increasingly severe consequences for humans: extreme heat becomes more frequent, water resources become less reliable, diseases move into new ranges, and sea levels rise.

Report: Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal
Executive Summary in EnglishArabicChineseFrenchPortugueseRussianSpanish
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on LinkedIn
Follow us on LinkedIn
Follow us on YouTube
Follow us on YouTube
Copyright © 2014 EKOenergy, All rights reserved.
Unsubscribe from this list or update subscription preferences here. 

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp