Here at Avrion, we do whatever we can to look after our planet. Whether that’s saving water in the office or working with Ecologi to plant trees, we’re keen on being green. Every month, Ecologi sends their members an update on what projects their funding has supported. Let’s take a look at some Ecologi projects that Avrion’s subscription has helped fund, and how you can get involved too.
Ecologi Project: Solar Power Project in Vietnam
For the first project, we’re going to take a trip to Vietnam. Due to their over-reliance on coal, there has been an increased demand for energy. Thus, negatively affecting the livelihood and economy of the people living in Vietnam.
So, how does Ecologi plan to solve this issue? This project involves the use of solar panels that turn sunlight into electricity using photovoltaic technology. This means that all of the energy that would’ve been generated from the combustion of fossil fuels will be replaced with electricity provided by the solar panels – ensuring the locals in Vietnam have access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.
“Over the course of the 10-year crediting period, the project will avoid 704,110tCO2e from being emitted”– Ecologi
Read more about this Ecologi project: Solar Power in Vietnam.
Ecologi Project: Peruvian Protection of the Amazon
Did you know that there is a region in Madre de Dios that is considered Peru’s ‘Capital of Biodiversity’? The Amazonian ecosystem was given this title due to the richness of the species living within it. However, deforestation has posed a threat on biodiversity by releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
“Carbon emissions from deforestation rose by more than 60% between 2006 and 2010.” – Ecologi
This project is run by REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). Focusing on two main goals, the REDD project plans on reducing the conversion of land for agricultural purposes. They also strive to secure sustainable management of forests of two timber concessions that operate in the area – ensuring long-term conservation of the forest.
Read more about this Ecologi project: Peruvian Protection of the Amazon.
Ecologi Project: Wind Power Project in South Africa
Would you believe us if we said that just 3.33% of South Africa’s energy came from renewable sources in 2021? So, where is the rest of it coming from? Coal, mainly. The residents in South Africa have become extremely reliant on coal to provide energy – resulting in poor management of coal-fired power stations.
The Longyuan Mulilo De Aar 2 North Wind Energy Facility project is located just outside the town of De Aar in South Africa. By building onshore wind turbines, this project is preventing fossil fuel combustion – consequently, preventing air pollution. Moreover, the project we have helped fund is improving the economy by providing job opportunities for the locals – supporting 9,000 people per month during the construction phase.
“A health project has been set up by the project developers to improve healthcare for 9,000 local people too.” – Ecologi
Read more about this Ecologi project: Wind Power in South Africa.
Ecologi Project: Generating Renewable Solar Electricity in Egypt
Lastly, but not least, we’re heading to Egypt. Did you know that this country has a magnitude of solar power potential? This is due to the almost constant hot and bright weather. Ergo, Ecologi thought it would be the perfect place to set up solar panels.
Gas and oil are dominating energy sources in Egypt, so the development of solar power stations build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation. Using photovoltaic (PV) solar power technology, these power stations will consist of solar panels with peak capacity of 50MW. Moreover, the net electricity generated from this project will be supplied to the national grid.
You could say we’re reducing our carbon footprints in the sand.
“This project will prevent 779,450 tonnes of CO2e from entering our atmosphere over its 10 year lifespan. That’s 77,945 tonnes of CO2e reduced each year!” – Ecologi
COP27 will be taking place in Sharm el-Sheikh in November 2022 where the improvement of Egypt’s renewable energy source will be the topic of discussion.
Read more about this Ecologi project: Generating Renewable Solar Electricity in Egypt.
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