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The following article looks at Guarantee of Origin — the current European certification mechanism for renewable energy -, analysing its current strengths and limitations. Why is time so important when dealing with electricity? Can blockchain technology be an enabler to create better support tools to track and certify an ever-growing volume of (distributed) Renewable Energy?

Consumers’ demand for renewable energy sourcing is constantly rising. In 2018, the United States had more than 6GW of renewable energy contracted by corporations, and large technology and consumer goods companies lead the way. That’s a five times volume increase compared to 2014. …


Green hydrogen is enjoying unprecedented political and business momentum, with the number of policies and projects around the world expanding rapidly. Increasing concerns about carbon emissions and the need to decarbonise the hard to abate sectors have forced countries to facilitate the transition to and increase investments in innovative low-carbon technologies, including green hydrogen.

In their latest analysis Advances in Green Hydrogen Create Opportunity across the Global Power Sector, Frost & Sullivan’s predict a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 57% increase in global green hydrogen production between 2019 and 2030. Precisely, 5.7 …


Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPA’s) are becoming more popular and continued growth in the market is expected. However, there are different options in the market that energy buyers need to be aware of. In this article, we discuss two common options — the Physical and Virtual PPA agreement.

Power Purchase Agreements (PPA’s) have gained significant traction in the corporate energy purchasing market in recent years. In a recent FlexiDAO article, we highlighted PPA’s as a 2021 Energy Trend in Europe, following its rise in the last years. The reason is that this market is only beginning to show its true potential. There are avenues for rapid growth in the PPA market if barriers to contracting are removed and more innovative PPA products are created.

There have already been some innovations with PPA contracting structures and newer variants have come to market in the past couple of years. To…


The availability of renewable energy is expanding at a rapid rate but with so many green purchasing options available, it can be hard for companies to know which option is right for them. In this article, we discuss some of the most common renewable energy options, their benefits and drawbacks.

The world of renewable energy purchasing is complex. There are many different options available to companies who want to use renewable energy but choosing the right option is an almost impossible task without knowing the full details of each option. This is a regular pain point that comes up in conversation with our customers, so to help, we created this simple guide to purchasing renewable energy.

What renewable energy purchasing options are available?

1. Self-owned on-site

In many cases, a company will have the option to install its own renewable energy installation on-site and use the power generated ‘behind-the-meter’. This could be through a rooftop…


Companies are under increasing pressure to engage with the climate crisis. Customers, employees, and investors are demanding climate action — influencing corporates to disclose their climate impact and make credible climate goals. This has led to a huge growth in the number of companies disclosing their emissions through different sustainability standards.

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is one of the most popular standards and is based on the GHG Protocol. Over 9,000 companies globally are now reporting to CDP. Scope 2 emissions are a key part of annual sustainability reporting, but it’s an area that many companies struggle to report…


The clean energy sector still suffers from several myths and misconceptions, a few even coming from the highest levels of government. In this article, we debunk some of the most common myths which affect the energy and sustainability sector.

The clean energy sector is still a relatively new industry even though the first wind turbines and solar panels were installed decades ago. The sector has long fought energy misconceptions and myths due to its threat to the existence and profitability of the fossil fuel sector. We’re slowly becoming more educated on clean energy and sustainability but some misconceptions still hinder…


The role of an Energy Procurement Manager is becoming more diverse and complex. We discuss how getting energy data directly from the source of production can help an Energy Procurement Manager achieve their goals. Access to energy data is key to meeting renewable energy targets whilst keeping energy costs down.

The role of a corporate energy procurement manager has changed over the years. Traditionally, the role would’ve been more straightforward — having responsibility for signing contracts with energy suppliers, risk-managing commodity prices, and managing the overall energy budget. …


The pandemic has given us an opportunity to take a step back and rethink our response to climate change. Governments are now putting more weight behind the green transition. We discuss some emerging trends in corporate energy and sustainability with expert insight from the team at FlexiDAO.

The pandemic has been a big reset button for many aspects of life. The way we work and socialize has come under the microscope and some aspects may never be the same again. One thing that was due for a reset, however, was our global collective ambition on fighting climate change.

Thankfully…


A corporate sustainability report is vital. If you can effectively report on your renewable energy, then you can ensure a smoother alignment with the ongoing green energy transition.

‍Sustainability reporting has become a mainstay in the annual reporting requirements for many companies. Historically, the need for reporting has arisen through compliance with company reporting regulations, such as in the United Kingdom, where large companies are mandated to report on carbon each year. More recently, climate conscious companies have also taken to voluntary reporting, for example under the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) framework. Whatever the driver is for sustainability reporting, it’s clear that having a sustainability report is something that will remain important and become even more important in the future.

‍What is a Sustainability Report and Why is it Important

According to GRI, a sustainability report is a…


Companies have several methods to procure green energy; however, each method has its advantages and disadvantages. A common method is through purchasing renewable energy certificates.

The response to the climate change crisis is slowly gaining momentum and companies worldwide are starting to have an impact. Companies can have a positive impact in a number of ways but green energy procurement is the single greatest opportunity they have to make a difference. However, there are many ways of procuring green energy and each method has its advantages and disadvantages. A common method to do this is through the purchase of renewable energy certificates.

One of the easiest and most straightforward ways for a company to green their energy supply is to purchase Energy Attribute Certificates…

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FlexiDAO is a software provider in the energy sector aiming to accelerate the transition toward a decabornised world, leveraging on blockchain applications.

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