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THE IMPORTANCE OF GREEN ELECTRICITY AND BIOGAS LABELS

Consumers are misled by inadequate green electricity labels / Top marks go to the eco-labels of environmental associations, Green Electricity and Green Gas / Call for labels that guarantee environmental compatibility

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More than 15 million households in Europe now purchase green electricity, but many supposedly green tariffs neither deliver real green electricity nor lead to an expansion of renewable energies. Consumers can thus rely on only a few green electricity labels.

But how important are green electricity and biogas labels to consumers?
As part of the Dialogforum Naturverträgliche Energiewende, Grüner Strom Label e.V. conducted a non-representative online survey in 2017. About 250 participants took part and were asked about the compatibility of nature compatibility and renewable energies.

Results have already been published on the topics of solar energy generation, wind turbines, the use of biomass in biogas plants and aspects of the energy transition. Finally, the results on the significance of green electricity and biogas labels follow. Not only the danger of greenwashing is discussed, but also investigations by consumer organizations on recommendable eco-energy labels.

Overall, it is clear that there is still a need for sophisticated eco-labels that both serve as a transparency feature for consumers in the complex electricity market and help shape the energy transition. The consensus is that seals of approval drive the nature-compatible expansion of renewable energy plants.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF GREEN ELECTRICITY AND BIOGAS LABELS

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On this page you will find all the important documents about the Green Electricity and Green Gas Label.

Grüner Strom-Label

Here you can find all the documents about the Green Electricity Label.

Green electricity tariffs awarded with the Grüner Strom-Label guarantee investments in energy transition projects that are compatible with nature.

Green Gas Label

Here you can find all the documents about the Green Gas Label.

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Green electricity label

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Green electricity tariffs awarded with the Grüner Strom-Label guarantee investments in energy transition projects that are compatible with nature.

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Christian Knops

Green Gas Certification Manager

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Nina Cernohorsky

Speaker Green Gas, Green Power Certification