ARC Resources Ltd. Achieves EO100™ Certification for its Greater Dawson and Sunrise British Columbia Assets

May 5, 2022

• ARC Resources Ltd. Holds the largest volume of independently certified gas in Canada  • New certification of ARC’s Greater Dawson and Sunrise British Columbia site increases ARC’s certification holdings to over 95% of operations  In April 2022, ARC received certification under Equitable Origin’s EO100™ Standard for Responsible Development for its northeast BC assets, including…

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Bloom Energy Transacts to Purchase a 2-Year Supply of Certified Gas from EQT for US Fuel Cell Fleet

May 4, 2022

In an important development indicating the increasing demand and marketability of independently certified gas, Bloom Energy is converting its U.S. fleet of fuel cell installations to use independently certified natural gas to support responsible energy production leading to a demonstrated reduction of harmful methane emissions stemming from upstream natural gas production. Following Bloom Energy’s commitment…

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Our Partnership with MiQ

March 29, 2022

We’re proud to work in partnership with MiQ to jointly certify natural gas based on both methane emissions and wider ESG metrics.  As two non-profit corporations with similar missions and purpose of using voluntary standards to incentivize improvements in industry performance and accountability, partnering together was a natural fit. Both certification standards are: ✅ Independent…

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Viktor Kopić

August 4, 2022

Prior to joining Equitable Origin in 2022, Viktor worked as Government Affairs Consultant mitigating risks as well as developing and facilitating relationships between energy industry entities and government officials in the MENA region. His activities also included supervising the implementation of CSR activities and private-public partnership projects addressing indigenous community needs in Sudan, South Sudan,…

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EO and COICA Convene a Knowledge-Building Workshop: Ensuring the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – From Consultation to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) / EO y COICA Convocan una Minga de Conocimientos: Asegurando los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas – De la Consulta al Consentimiento Previo, Libre e Informado (CPLI)

August 21, 2019

Para español, ver más abajo. Indigenous leaders during the workshop.  The increase in industrial activities to obtain raw materials and energy in the Ecuadorian Amazon puts the conservation of natural areas and the cultures that settle there at risk. A large part of these areas identified for resource development are also indigenous territories, and Indigenous…

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Renewable energy sector can make positive contributions to UN SDGs by respecting human rights – report

June 5, 2019

New York, USA – Renewable energy companies can make positive contributions to all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in addition to those related to energy and climate, according to a new report by four organizations from academia and civil society. These include helping to alleviate poverty, promote sustainable economic growth, reduce inequality, and increase access…

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Spotlighting EO’s Latest Work in Mexico and our New Director of EO Mexico/ Presentación del Trabajo Reciente de EO en México y Nuestra Nueva Directora de EO para México

May 29, 2019

Victoria Freyssinier-Tschanz, the newest addition to the EO team, originally hails from Mexico and has received degrees from UNAM (Bachelor’s Degree in Economics) and Columbia University (Master’s degree in sustainability management). She is also a Phd Candidate in Sustainable Development, and is a strategist in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development. Read more about her…

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EO Presents New FPIC-360° Tool at the World Bank/ EO presenta una nueva herramienta, FPIC-360°, en el Banco Mundial

April 11, 2019

For more information about our FPIC work, click here. Para español, ver más abajo. Equitable Origin staff Soledad Mills and Emma Hague attended the World Bank Land & Poverty conference at the end of March 2019, where EO was invited to present a poster and a masterclass on our FPIC-360° Tool for Monitoring and Verification. The conference…

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Indigenous Voices: Sucumbíos Province-Ecuador

February 14, 2019

As part of our project on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), we are featuring voices from the field, profiling indigenous participants in the workshops we held in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador between October 2017 and February 2018 in conjunction with COICA, Coordinator of Indigenous Organisations of the Amazon Basin. All participants consented to their…

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Now Accepting Applications for Project Director, EO Texas

February 22, 2017

Equitable Origin is searching for an experienced professional to direct our expanding programs in Texas. We’re looking for driven, dynamic team members committed to EO’s mission. Qualified candidates may apply by following the instructions in the Project Director job description. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Equitable Origin Awarded Grant by the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation to Advance Clean Energy Development

September 9, 2016

Equitable Origin (EO) was awarded a grant by the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation to support the first phase of a project to study the social and environmental impacts of clean energy infrastructure and consider the viability of applying independent, stakeholder-based standards to improve practices and local community perceptions of development projects. EO’s CEO, Soledad…

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EO and the U.S. Green Building Council Join Forces to Drive Sustainable Development

August 10, 2016

Energy infrastructure can have a significant environmental and social footprint and lead to landscape-level impacts, even while serving as a necessary development pathway. Voluntary standards and rating systems are recognized as some of the most effective tools to drive innovation in sustainable development. The proliferation of quality programs provides an opportunity for systems to work…

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EO Greets the Wind Industry at AWEA

July 17, 2016

EO made its renewable energy debut this spring at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) conference. The annual event, held May 23 – 26 this year in New Orleans, provides an opportunity for wind project developers, financiers, service providers, and advocates to meet, discuss the state of the wind power market, and address challenges confronting…

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EO Launches EO100™ Standard Consultation in Latin America with Indigenous Community Partners

October 24, 2014

On October 15, 2014, at the headquarters of the Coordinator of the Indigenous Nationalities of the Amazon Basin – COICA (by its Spanish acronym) in Quito, Ecuador, Equitable Origin hosted a workshop and launch event for the online consultation tool and comment period on the EO100™ Standard. Manuel Pallares, co-founder of Equitable Origin and Pablo…

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EO Director of Communications Speaks at Harvard Business School Energy Symposium

October 23, 2014

Equitable Origin’s Director of Communications Josh Garrett was at Harvard Business School (HBS) last weekend to attend the 2014 Energy Symposium. The symposium, organized by the HBS Energy and Environment Club, is an annual event that brings together leaders in technology, academia, business, investing, and corporate responsibility to discuss the latest trends in the energy…

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