The Certification of green energy products
The seal of approval named Grüner Strom is granted for green electricity 100 % sourced from renewable energy. The seal of approval named Grünes Gas is granted for biogas sourced by genuinely environmentally friendly means. Green electricity and biogas product options bearing the Grüner Strom label or the Grünes Gas label offer significant environmental advantages.
Both seals are granted by the Grüner Strom Label e.V. Association (“GSL”). GSL’s supporters are seven non-profit organizations, including environmental-, consumer information groups and peace-furthering organizations. Grüner Strom and Grünes Gas are the only seals of approval for green electricity and biogas in Germany, indicating endorsement by leading environmental organizations.
A central aspect of the Grüner Strom certification is that electricity providers, electric utilities and power supply companies (the “Providers“) invest a fixed amount per kilowatt-hour in new renewable electricity generation plants.
Grünes Gas is the seal of approval for environmentally friendly biogas. It is issued for biogas sourced from regional renewable raw materials that are generated by environmentally friendly means, including manure and biogeneous waste.