EKOenergy Newsletter,  issue 5
  17 January 2013

1. Seminar with Carbon Disclosure Project
2. Public hearing at European Parliament
3. Four new partners joined EKOenergy network
4. Translators have started. Spanish version ready
5. New license agreement online
6. News from the secretariat
: 2 new volunteers

1.  Seminar with Carbon Disclosure Project

EKOenergy organizes a seminar about the impact of electricity purchases on carbon emissions. Keynote speaker is Pedro Faria, Technical Director, Carbon Disclosure Project. The seminar takes place in
Brussels, 23rd January.

Click here for the program and registration info.

Photo: Water drop © Evan Leeson
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2.  Public hearing at European Parliament

On the liberalized European electricity market, consumers are free to choose their supplier. On top of that, consumers now also get the freedom to choose between several electricity products. What tools have been developed to guarantee this product choice? Who is benefitting from that freedom? And what are the challenges?

All these question will be discussed on the EKOenergy Public Hearing at the European Parliament. The seminar is hosted by:
* Sirpa Pietikäinen, MEP, vice-chair of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and
* Kathleen Van Brempt, MEP, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

January 23, 13.00-15.00, Registration required.

Click here for the program and registration info.

Photo: Huge EU flag © European Parliament/Pietro Naj-Oleari
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3.  Four new NGOs joined the EKOenergy Network

The holiday period between Christmas and New Year brought us four new members.

* Cyprus Energy Agency, Cyprus
* Energiaklub, Hungary
* Glopolis, Czech Republic

* Lietuvos žaliųjų judejimas, Lithuanian Green Movement, Lithuania

Photo: A Woman and a wind turbine in Seirijai, Lithuania © Andrius Sta
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3.  Translators have started: Spanish version ready

The Spanish version of our draft Criteria Text is now available on our website. The Italian translation is almost ready. Volunteer translators are also working on the Finnish and the French texts. Extra help is welcome. Also for other languages. Contact for more information.

Illustration: Talking in languages © Markus Koljonen
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3. First version license agreements online

Are you a supplier and would you consider to sell EKOenergy? Please check our Licence Agreements here and give us your feedback. Would you sign them?

Photo: Hand Shake © Álvaro Canivell
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6.  News from the secretariat

Two new volunteers joined the EKOenergy Secretariat.

Sari Nissinen from Finland will be our contact person for the Finnish suppliyng companies.

Maria Faticov is an EVS volunteer from Ukraine. She will help us with the developing of the EKOenergy maps.

Riku and Steven are preparing the Brussels seminars and the Board's decision about the Criteria Text.
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