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When it comes to Guarantees of Origin (GoOs), Bischoff & Ditze Energy is able to offer you a broad range of options. Our selection of green energy standards includes (but is in no way limited to): RenewablePLUS, European Green, HKN NEU100, EKOenergy, Green-e/LEED, the I-REC Standard, ok-power, almost all TÜV-Süd EE standards (EE01, EE02 & EE+) and GoOs in general (with or without special/added features). No matter what type of GoOs you require, we can deliver.
In addition to our three labels for GoO-standards: RenewablePLUS, HKN NEU100 and European Green, we can also offer you support in building your own customised green energy label, which you can also base on one of our three labels.
If you have questions about the various labels or about Guarantees of Origins in general, feel free to contact us.
RenewablePLUS is one of the best established labels around. In addition to its reliability, RenewablePLUS features a guaranteed investment in either completely new facilities, expansion of existing facilities and/or environmental measures related to renewable energy production. RenewablePLUS is also completely climate neutral, which means that all related greenhouse gas emissions are offset by use of emission reduction certificates. Upon request we can also modify and/or expand RenewablePLUS, for example to meet the EKOenergy/Green-e/LEED – standards. RenewablePLUS is certified and audited by the TÜV Rheinland GmbH, a globally renowned independent auditor.
Our label for GoO-standards HKN NEU100 is intended to promote new production facilities for renewable energy sources. Therefore, 100% of the GoOs used in this standard come from new facilities. In using this label you help ensure that the expanding reservoir of renewable energy production facilities is actually incorporated into the energy supply system and its development. HKN NEU100 is also completely climate neutral, which means that all related greenhouse gas emissions are offset by use of emission reduction certificates. Upon request we can also modify and/or expand HKN NEU100, for example to meet the EKOenergy/Green-e/LEED – standards. HKN NEU100 is certified and audited by the TÜV Rheinland GmbH, a globally renowned independent auditor.
Do you need to win a tender? Do your customers have additional requirements? Do you have particular request that your GoOs have to meet, like a certain origin, technology, location or age of the plants? Or maybe just need GoOs without any extra features? No problem! We can deliver. No matter what you need we can obtain and maintain the required GoOs for you.
EKOenergy is an ecolabel 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 with the as well as recomended 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 energy, 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.
EKOenergy’s climate and environmental funds
Bischoff & Ditze Energy offers the following services to its EKOenergy customers:
Moreover and additionally, EKOenergy is a network of European environmental organisations that promote and push for developing and establishing renewable energy and for a sustainable, green and climate-friendly energy infrastructure. The EKOenergy network is comprised of a management board, an administration and of supporting advisory groups and workgroups.
If you have customers with an international business (or are a transnational business yourself), they may want to account for the origin of the energy they use and prove origin from renewable sources in several different countries. By using the International REC Standard for Guarantees of Origin (GoOs), we can help you meet this challenge and obtain the appropriate GoOs for you, which can be used worldwide. The I-REC Standard for GoOs is already applicable and can be used – for your business or for your customers – in several countries around the globe.
Currently (in June 2016), facilities can be registered and GoOs can be issued & cancelled in accordance with local provisions in (among others) Chile, China, Honduras India, Mexico, Taiwan, Turkey, Uganda and Vietnam. Many other countries like: Brazil, Israel, Japan, Russia, Singapore and South-Africa are currently in talks with the I-REC Standard’s board.
For a more in-depth look at the I-REC-Standard, please click here.
Green-e is the US American standard for renewable energy. It was developed and is administered by the Center for Resource Solutions - an NGO that seeks to advance sustainable energy. The Green-e criteria are:
Green-e meets the requirements of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). LEED is a US certification program for green, environmentally responsable building. One of its criteria is renewable energy supply.
The German green energy label ok-power was developed, established and certified by EnergieVision e.V., a German NGO. The retailer based version of the ok-power label has a quota based model for achieving its green effects. According to which one third of the energy used has to come from plants that are younger than six years and another third has to come from plants younger than twelve years. Additionally, no energy supplier that is involved with coal or nuclear energy may use the label.
The TÜV Süd GmbH is an auditor from Germany that has decided to offer, develop, establish and certify its own labels and standards for GoOs from renewable energy sources. The EE labels of TÜV Süd offer a variety of configurations, which include incentives for building new renewable power plants, this can be achieved through quotas or through a funds based model.