Renewables & Energy Transition
Equitable has embarked on a process to publish two new supplements to the EO100 Standard for Responsible Energy Development. Next year, EO will launch Technical Supplements for onshore wind development and onshore solar development with the help of an expert technical committee and extensive public comment period. Read on to learn about the development plan and how you can be involved.
Certification of High-ESG Onshore Wind & Solar Development
The IEA forecasts that of nearly $2.8T to be invested in energy development in 2023, roughly two-thirds will go into clean energy, with solar outpacing oil for the first time. This pace of Renewable Energy growth creates urgency in ensuring that the harms of previous waves of development are not repeated. Indigenous land appropriation , unsustainable material sourcing and community opposition are growing concerns. In response, EO is launching lifecycle-based technical supplements to our core EO100TM standard to help differentiate and recognize environmental, social and ethical leadership in Onshore Utility-Scale Wind and Onshore Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Solar projects. We are exploring additional Energy Transition standards.
The EO100 Journey in Renewable Energy
Equitable Origin has dedicated nearly a decade to research, outreach, and standard development in Renewable Energy. Our key milestones include:
- 2016: Field-based investigation of human rights issues, opportunities and Indigenous community opposition to wind power development in Oaxaca, Mexico and case study of community engagement in wind development in Kenya.
- 2015-2017: EO revised and updated the EO100 Standard for Responsible Energy Development to be broadly applicable to other types of energy development, including renewables.
- 2018: Analysis of responsible sourcing in renewable energy
- 2019: Mapping the impacts and benefits of the Renewable Energy sector on the Sustainable Development Goals, with UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, and Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
- 2022-2023: EO worked with the Clean Energy Buyers Institute’s Beyond the Megawatt initiative on developing a due diligence framework for responsible renewable energy sourcing based on the EO100 Standard and draft renewable energy supplements.
Timeline for the Draft Wind and Solar Technical Supplements
If you would like to participate in this journey towards responsible renewable energy development, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also sign up to receive updates below.
Why Choose Equitable Origin
Established in 2009, Equitable Origin (EO) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that develops market-based mechanisms to incentivize environmental and social performance leadership in Energy development, with Indigenous Rights at their core. A social venture with operations in North America, South America and Europe, EO reinvests revenue from its Energy Certification program in Indigenous Peoples’ digital inclusion and environmental monitoring, to accelerate protection of Rights and Ecosystems in the Amazon region. With EO100 for Renewables, we aspire to enhance transparency, comparability and ensure greater social justice in the Transition to Net Zero. Find out more here