ECOHZ, based in Norway and Switzerland, offers renewable energy solutions to electricity providers, businesses and organisations across Europe, North America and Asia.
The company has started a campaign to inform its business contacts about EKOenergy. In the coming 8 weeks, several aspects of EKOenergy will be highlighted: EKOenergy for LEED, the Climate Fund, the involvement of volunteers, the river restoration projects and much more.
The campaign is an initiative of the World Bank, in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Environment, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Global Environment Facility.
It aims to empower people to act and help organisations promote solutions. Connect4Climate interacts with a global audience of more than a million people on Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, Flickr, and Instagram.
3. EKOenergy for Russia
EKOenergy is interested in Russia. And we have indications that Russians could also be interested in EKOenergy...
One of our members is an environmental organisation from Kaliningrad. Last year ECOHZ sold EKOenergy to a Russian LEED project. And we have a licensed seller in Russia: Ð’Ð˜ÐÐ½ÐµÑ€Ð³Ð¾ from Moscow. Also in the EKOenergy Secretariat, over the past three years seven native Russian speakers have helped EKOenergy as volunteers and trainees.
We have decided to spend one year assessing the situation in Russia. We are systematically contacting relevant stakeholders to explore cooperation options. Katya Vediorchik from the EKOenergy Secretariat is in charge of the project. She is being supported by Ekaterina Shishkina, a Russian trainee.
Lenka KaÅ¡ovÃ¡ from the Czech Republic has a Master's Degree in Environmental Studies (Masaryk University). Lenka is the second Czech volunteer at our office. She'll help Pavla in contacting Czech stakeholders and will explore opportunities for EKOenergy in Poland and Slovakia.
5. Sweden will be fossil-free
The Swedish government is quite serious about its renewable energy goals, seeking to become the worldâ€™s first fossil fuelâ€“free nation. According to â€œThe Budget Bill for 2016 â€“ Investing in Swedenâ€™s Futureâ€, the country will be spending an extra â‚¬480 million on renewable energy and climate change action. Sweden means clean business.
Their aim is none other than to become the worldâ€™s first nation to end dependence on fossil fuels. Sweden is focusing on increasing its solar and wind energy capacity, and increasing transport sustainability, by switching to electric and human-powered transport.
Bloomberg points out, â€œthe Government will increase support for solar, wind, energy storage, smart grids and clean transport.â€ The majority of the budget increase will reportedly be financed by heavier taxes on petrol and diesel fuel. â€œSweden is closing airports and nuclear plants, selling off coal mines, spending billions to cut its greenhouse gas emissions, increasing green spending in developing countries, and is determined to lead by example at COP21 in Paris,â€ The Ecologist notes.