The association behind the labels
Grüner Strom Label e.V.
The Grüner Strom Label e.V. certifies green energy products. The association awards two seals of approval for this purpose: The Grüner Strom-Label for green electricity with added value and the Grünes Gas-Label for environmentally compatible biogas. Our vision is a 100% renewable energy supply.
In pursuit of this vision, it is our mission:
- Label the quality and credibility of energy products
- Strengthen environmentally oriented energy providers
- Support the spread of high-quality green tariffs
- Promote energy transition projects together with energy providers
- To provide consumers with guidance for their purchasing decisions
Seal of approval for green electricity and biogas
In Germany, our labels are the only seals of approval for green electricity and biogas that are supported by leading environmental associations.
By awarding the two labels, we want to promote an ecological energy supply and create more credibility and transparency on the energy market. All funds of the association may only be used for this purpose, which is also anchored in the association's statutes.
Pioneer since 1998
Grüner Strom Label e.V. was founded in 1998 by non-profit environmental and consumer associations and peace organizations.
The initiative came from EUROSOLAR , the European Association for Renewable Energies. Energy experts such as Klaus Traube (†), then energy policy spokesman for BUND, and Hermann Scheer (†), honorary president of EUROSOLAR, developed demanding criteria for a green electricity seal of approval.
They acted with foresight, because at that time there was no green electricity certification. The Green Electricity seal of approval is thus the first green electricity label in Germany.
What we have achieved so far
Current activity report
You can find current facts and figures about our work in our annual report.
Green electricity with added value
The Green Electricity label is the first seal of quality for green electricity in Germany. We have been certifying green power products with our label since 1998. The eco-label is a pioneer in the certification of green electricity in Germany ..
You'd like to do something good for the environment. But the electricity tariff jungle is leading you astray?
Electricity tariffs with the Grüner Strom-Label guarantee that you receive 100% green electricity and promote the expansion of the energy transition .
Because: For every kilowatt hour of electricity consumed, a fixed amount is invested in innovative .
Biogas thought holistically
As the only quality seal in Germany supported by environmental associations, the Green gas- represents the compatibility of nature conservation and energy transition .
After an intensive coordination process with experts from the sponsoring associations and experts from the industry, the first criteria catalog was adopted in 2013. Since 2014, the first biogas products have been awarded the Green gas.
The Green gas is the first seal of quality for biogas in Germany that enables the ecological evaluation of biogas along the the entire production chain - from the raw material to the end customer. This holistic approach guarantees environmentally friendly biogas and stands for a renewable energy future.
The board of the association
The board of the association consists of three persons (chairman and two deputies), who come from the circle of the supporting associations and are elected by the general meeting for two years at a time. The board decides on important questions of certification and label awarding - as far as these do not have to be decided by the general meeting - and thus assumes the function of a management.
NABU - Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union Germany e.V.
Board member of EUROSOLAR Europäische Vereinigung für Erneuerbare Energien e.V.
Deputy Spokesman Energy Working Group, Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland e.V. (BUND)
In order to be able to accompany the certification with the necessary care, a full-time office was opened in July 2006 with headquarters in Bonn. The office acts as an interface between the energy providers and the association's bodies, accompanies regular certification, advises the energy providers on issues relating to the use of funds, and handles public relations for Grüner Strom Label e.V.
Together for the energy turnaround
The faces behind
Green Power Certification Manager
Head of Communication & Marketing
Green Gas Certification Manager
Management Consultant, Online Communication
Green Power Certification Coordinator
Speaker Green Gas, Green Power Certification
Speaker Green Power Certification
Consultant energy consulting
This is what we have achieved together
By choosing a certified green electricity or biogas tariff, you are directly supporting the energy transition. For every kilowatt hour consumed, a fixed amount flows into the expansion of renewable energies - that's sustainable thinking.