Oct 7, 2013 - The WindMade labelling organisation said on Friday that the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) has become its working member.
The move is in line with WindMade’s plans to expand its existing portfolio of labels to encompass a broader range of renewable energy technologies.
French-based REN21 comprises governments, international organisations, industry associations, science and academia and civil society organisations. The organisation seeks to facilitate knowledge exchange and policy development actions for promoting the use of renewable energy. Among its members are the European Commission and major international renewable energy associations such as the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), along with the World Bank and national governments.
The WindMade standard was introduced in 2011 as the first global consumer label for companies using wind energy. In order to market products under the WindMade label at least 25% of a company's electricity has to come from wind energy. The initiative is supported by the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Danish toy maker Lego, accounting services provider PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bloomberg and Danish wind turbine major Vestas (CPH:VWS).
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