ARCHDIOCESE OF COLOGNE PURCHASES GREEN ELECTRICITY WITH GREEN ELECTRICITY LABEL

Since January 1, NATURSTROM has been supplying the Archdiocese of Cologne with Green Electricity-certified green electricity. This includes the Archdiocesan Vocational College in Cologne (here at the inauguration by Archbishop Rainer Maria Woelki). (Photo: Olaf Gruschka/Erzbistum Köln)
Since January 1, NATURSTROM has been supplying the Archdiocese of Cologne with Green Electricity-certified green electricity. This includes the Archdiocesan Vocational College in Cologne (here at the inauguration by Archbishop Rainer Maria Woelki). (Photo: Olaf Gruschka/Erzbistum Köln)
A total of 39 institutions of the archdiocese between Bonn, Cologne, Düsseldorf and Wuppertal will be supplied with around 10.5 million kilowatt hours of certified green electricity in 2019 / Green electricity purchases will generate additional investments in the energy transition

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Since January 2019, the Archdiocese of Cologne has been relying on green electricity certified by NATURSTROM AG. The total of 39 institutions of the archdiocese supplied by the eco-energy provider include schools and administrative buildings on the left and right of the Rhine between Bonn, Düsseldorf and Wuppertal, as well as Kolumba, Cologne's second oldest museum. In total, the 2019 supply comprises around 10.5 million kilowatt hours of green electricity.

Compared to the German electricity mix, the Archdiocese of Cologne saves around 5,000 tons of CO2 annually. The archdiocese has been purchasing green electricity since 2015. By switching to electricity from Austrian and German hydropower, which is also certified with the Grüner Strom-Label, it is now achieving its sustainability aspirations.

With the decision for high-quality green electricity, additional plants for renewable electricity will be built. This will make it possible for many other households to obtain electricity that is in line with creation, according to Tobias Welz, Environmental Officer at the Archdiocese of Cologne. For each kilowatt hour of green electricity consumed, a fixed subsidy amount is invested in new energy transition projects, such as wind or solar plants, but also e-mobility or educational initiatives. In this way, the Grüner Strom-Label has already enabled more than 1,300 projects to be implemented with over 55 million euros in funding.

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ARCHDIOCESE OF COLOGNE PURCHASES GREEN ELECTRICITY WITH GREEN ELECTRICITY LABEL

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