One tiger green power pioneer is not more eco: Simply sorted

The environmental organization Robin Wood doesn't like the parent company of the Ökostromers light views. Therefore, from the list of recommended vendors flies

One tiger green power pioneer is not more eco: Simply sorted

The environmental organization Robin Wood doesn't like the parent company of the Ökostromers light views. Therefore, from the list of recommended vendors flies.

wind energy in the electricity mix is not enough: Robin Wood light no longer considers advisable. Photo: Reuters

FREIBURG taz | The environmental organization Robin Wood has published its "green power report, 2020", the eight national green power provider recommends. Compared to the previous report from the year 2016 as a result a few changes. Probably the most serious: The great provider of light is now no longer listed in the list.

Re the two companies were added to it Green.Power and man power. Again qualified for the civil works, the electricity works of Schönau, Greenpeace Energy, Naturstrom, Ökostrom Plus and Polaris have this year.

The energy officer of Robin Wood, Ronja Heise, of the reasons for the departure of the Hamburg-based green energy pioneer of light with the Takeover by the Dutch Eneco group by the end of 2018. "Eneco operates gas-fired power plants and is with grey power," says Heise. And contrary to Robin Wood set criteria.

Add to can't get that light view also accords with the criterion of additionality in a sufficient extent. This requires that at least 33 per cent of the installed power plant derives power from plants that are not more than ten years old, or that the provider supports the energy transition with a minimum amount of 0.5 cents per sold kilowatt-hour.

"unlike other provider of light has no firm investment commitment per sold kilowatt hour," Heise. The calculated amount of light invested, amounts to only 0.2 cents per sold kilowatt-hour. The previous green electricity report 2016 Robin Wood had been satisfied with the 0.1 cents, so light was there at the time.

The environmental organization, evaluated this time, the offers of 1,200 companies. Reasons for its stringent criteria that it is "an absurdity", if the money from green electricity customers "lands, directly or indirectly, again in the case of coal and nuclear companies".

Other green electricity Label to see the less critical: for example, a Tariff of the provider of natural energy, plus Germany was awarded with the "Green power"Label, although the provider belong to 100 percent of the energy group EnBW. And this operates nuclear and coal-fired power plants. It's a similar act, the power plants of Waldbröl, which carry the "OK Power"Label. The company belong to 51 percent of the Aachen city plants, which were involved in coal-fired power plants.

New to the green electricity report of Robin Wood: customer can check online for regional providers looking for. It is often said in the evaluation: "The provider has a green energy tariff, are in addition, but also electricity from coal and nuclear energy."

Updated Date: 13 January 2020, 10:00

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