Jeppe Larsen’s enterprises include the eco-friendly children’s clothing company Bonkeli Design and the Ekocharter water limousine. He owns wind shares both as a private individual and on behalf of his companies. “It’s a real inspiration being part of a group of people who have made a conscious decision to reduce their carbon footprints.”
Number of shares: 2 for his home.
Annual CO2 saving: up to 1.6 tonnes
Financial saving: on average 38 percent of the annual electricity bill
Home: lives with his wife and children in an apartment in central Stockholm
Why did you buy shares?
I am involved in several projects where the objective is to contribute to a circular economy powered by renewable energy. One of my enterprises is a charter company for electrical boats which all run on wind shares from OX2. For us, it was an obvious choice to buy wind shares for our apartment as well. The electricity industry is a major contributor to our environmental problems, and it’s a great feeling to know that what you do at an individual level is actively encouraging the expansion of renewable energy and putting an end to the import of dirty electricity. The fact that it also saves us substantial amounts of money only makes things even better.
What is it like to be a member of a wind power cooperative?
It’s a real inspiration being part of a group of people who have made a conscious decision to reduce their carbon footprints.
Some of them may well have joined to take advantage of the low electricity prices, but that does not lessen the environmental benefits.
Would you advise others to buy wind shares?
Yes, definitely. We really need to get things moving to ensure our future wellbeing, and I believe that wind shares are a really simple and concrete way to make an impact. The more positive and creative opportunities we provide for private individuals, the quicker and happier the transition will be.