EKOenergy is an eco label for electricity by an international network of environmental organisations. It stands for 100% green/renewable energy. EKOenergy also cooperates with the US American Green-e standard and is compatible and recommended by the US LEED standard. Additionally, climate protection and river restoration projects are financed through a funds-based-model.
Currently, the EKOenergy-label accepts the following European renewable energy sources – with some additional requirements for some of these: wind power, solar power, hydro power, ocean energy (tidal power, wave power, etc.), geothermal energy, bio-energy (solid, liquid and gaseous), landfill gas and sewage gas.
Per MWh (Mega-Watt-hour) sold an amount of at least 0,10 € is paid into the EKOenergy climate fund. For hydro power, an additional amount of 0,10 € per MWh is paid into the environmental fond for river restoration. The EKOenergy label and network are financed by a fee of 0,08 € per MWh sold.