Bonn/Nürtingen, 19.11.2010. Promoting energy transition and biodiversity through green electricity - that is the concept of Bienenstrom. To counteract insect mortality, customers finance the cultivation of species-rich flowering areas throughout Germany through their energy consumption. The green electricity product of Stadtwerke Nürtingen was awarded by the Grüner Strom Label e.V. association. From January 2021, Bienenstrom will meet the certification criteria for green electricity of the environmental associations.
"Green electricity, which has been proven to contribute to the expansion of renewable energies, is an important building block for the energy turnaround," explains Dietmar Oeliger, chairman of Grüner Strom Label e.V. and NABU's representative in the association. He continues: "In addition, bee power promotes biodiversity in our fields. All this is regularly checked and guaranteed by the Grüner Strom-Label. This is how real green electricity works."
Through the blooming aid contribution of 1 cent, Bienenstrom promotes new habitat for bees, other insects and wildlife. After the eco-gas product Bienenwärme was awarded the Grünes Gas-Label this spring, its big brother Bienenstrom now also carries a label from environmental associations with the Grüner Strom-Label. The label guarantees the supply of 100% genuine green electricity from renewable sources. Existing Bienenstrom customers will then automatically receive the ecologically higher-quality green electricity.
Thanks to the blooming aid contribution, more than 480,000 square meters of arable land will be brought into bloom next year. In cooperation with biogas farmers, insect-unfriendly pure crops such as corn are replaced by wild plant mixtures. These can be used like other substrate in the biogas plant. The resulting loss of yield compared to the utilization of corn substrate is compensated by the flowering aid contributions of the bee power customers. This pioneering combination of nature and species conservation and environmentally compatible production of biogas is also regularly audited by the Grüner Strom-Label.
The switch to bee power can be made on www.bienenstrom.de be carried out. On the homepage, interested parties can also find a map with all funded flowering areas, participating farmers and other current information.
Bee power, green power, Grüner Strom-Label, green electricity, bee heat, Nürtingen municipal utilities, energy transition, biodiversity, nature conservation, NABU, BUND
About Stadtwerke Nürtingen GmbH
As a regional energy supplier for Nürtingen, Stadtwerke Nürtingen GmbH has long attached importance to an ecological and sustainable energy supply for its service area. With the establishment of Bienenstrom, it has launched a green electricity product on the Germany-wide market and is now even more committed to environmental protection and nature conservation beyond the borders of Nürtingen. Stadtwerke Nürtingen GmbH is also investing in forward-looking markets such as e-mobility and fiber-optic technology. www.sw-nuertingen.de
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About 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. The association is backed by non-profit environmental and consumer associations and peace organizations, including NABU, BUND, EUROSOLAR and the Verbraucher Initiative. Grüner Storm-Label or Grünes Gas-Label are the only seals of approval for green electricity and biogas in Germany that are supported and recommended by leading environmental associations. www.gruenerstromlabel.de