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  EKOenergy Newsletter, issue 40
  17 December 2014
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1.  We are an official supporter of the "100% renewable campaign"
2.  News from the EKOenergy Secretariat
3.  EKOenergy on the Latvian television
4.  New on the blog: stop investments in fossil fuels
5.  Minna is back; energy and biodiversity projects
6.  Designed by EKOenergy: the EKOenergy bag
 

1.  We are an official supporter of the "100% renewable campaign"

 
Global 100% Renewable Energy is a global campaign advocating a fast transition towards 100% renewable energy. It unites renewable energy proponents from all over the world and wants to give more visibility to the increasing number of towns, groups and companies using 100% renewable energy. 

EKOenergy is a proud supporter of the campaign. We know that it is technically and economically possible to fuel our economy with 100% renewable energy. The main obstacles are of a social and political nature. Together, we can overcome these obstacles.

2.  News from the EKOenergy Secretariat

 
No hibernation yet for the staff and volunteers at the EKOenergy Secretariat. We are finalising the public consultations about hydropower plants in Italy and Germany. At the same time, we are compiling existing data and recommendations about how to avoid bat mortality around wind turbines. Input welcome.

We are in contact with stakeholders from Spain to Latvia and from the Netherlands to Turkey. A lot of people want to know what we are doing, and we are happy to tell it.

Esther, our French volunteer, is dedicating her 'holidays' in France on a whole series of EKOenergy meetings and Guillermo will do the same in Spain. This week we organised a farewell for Elea, who has been our contact person for Germany in the last 12 months. A new German volunteer will join us in January, along with an Italian and a British.

We uploaded the Slovenian version of our Comic. The Ukrainian will follow before New Year.
 

3.  EKOenergy on the Latvian television

 
The liberalisation of the Latvian electricity market for households is scheduled for January 1, 2015. Households will be able to choose between four different electricity suppliers. One of the suppliers, Baltcom, will sell EKOenergy certified electricity.

Latvijas Dabas fonds, Latvijas Zalaa Kustiba and Zala Briviba, the three members of the Latvian EKOenergy network, have been following the liberalisation process with great interest, and are now fully prepared to inform consumers, and to guide them towards the most ecological choice.

Ojārs Balcers from Latvijas Dabas Fonds and Jānis Brizga from Zala briviba wrote an article about the topic. See http://www.ir.lv/2014/10/29/laba-elektroenergija

And on Monday December 8, Ojars Balcers talked about the same topics on the main channel of the Latvian TV. You can re-watch the program via this link.

Congratulations.

4.  New on the blog: stop investments in fossil fuels

 
The newest and particularly successful action of 350.org is the “Divestment Campaign”. That campaign demands that investors pull their money out of the fossil fuel industry.

Sarianna Mankki, chairperson of 350 Finland, gives more background information in a new blogpost on our website.

5.  Minna is back

 
In the summer of 2013, Minna Hänninen was a trainee at the EKOenergy Secretariat. She informed Finnish electricity companies about the new legislation on electricity tracking. She also helped them to enroll their power plants into the Guarantees of Origin register. In the spring of 2014, she wrote her Bachelor's thesis about the EKOenergy biomass criteria, and helped us to develop our audit process.

And now, Minna is back as an employee. In the 5 following months, she will help us to start new "energy and biodiversity" projects in Finland, and she will look for ways to finance them. Welcome back Minna.

For more information, contact Minna at Minna.Hanninen@sll.fi
 

6.  Designed by EKOenergy: the EKOenergy bag

 
Still looking for a nice and useful present? The EKOenergy bags have arrived. We gave two bags away via our facebook competition. The rest is for sale at 10 euro per bag.

Contact us for more information.

We also have printed versions of our English (and Finnish) comic. B5 format, 5 euro.

You don't want our products, but you want to support us in another way? That is also possible! We welcome donations. See http://www.ekoenergy.org/donations/

 
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