Comments on: Multinationals line up to claim 100% green power label https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/multinationals-line-up-to-claim-100-green-power-label/ EU news and policy debates across languages Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:05:15 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: Steven Vanholme https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/multinationals-line-up-to-claim-100-green-power-label/#comment-332938 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 11:27:39 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1206312#comment-332938 Good and hopeful article. But the comment about the Guarantees of Origin system, “which critics say is flawed and can lead to double counting” is weird and misleading. The main objective of that system is exactly to avoid double counting. The system, which is controlled/managed by the countries of the EU (+ Norway, Iceland, Switzerland), works very well. Companies choosing 100% renewable electricity wouldn’t really be able to do that if there wouldn’t be a harmonized accounting system. The linked article “Guarantees of origin for renewable power set for (overdue) scrutiny” contains a lot of incorrect information and, as it says in that article, only reflects the view of the author, i.e. of the Director of the Federation of Norwegian Industries.

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By: Mike Parr https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/multinationals-line-up-to-claim-100-green-power-label/#comment-332883 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:09:22 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1206312#comment-332883 I started laughing at “Coca Cola Enterprises Inc” buying renewable elec – a more pointless company would be difficult to imagine. The seas are filling will small plastic particles and Coke is doing their bit to make sure this continues – after all people NEED their carbonated, liquid sugar – don’t they? Coke – doing their bit to screw the planet.

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