Gunners go green in renewable energy deal

The home of Arsenal Football Club has become the first Premier League stadium to source 100% of its electricity from renewables. The North London club has extended its contract with […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The home of Arsenal Football Club has become the first Premier League stadium to source 100% of its electricity from renewables.

The North London club has extended its contract with Octopus Energy to power the 60,000-seat Emirates Stadium using food waste and solar panels.

The contract signed last week follows a year long trial by Arsenal to boost the stadium’s sustainability initiatives.

Over the last year, the stadium is said to have reduced 2.32 million kg of carbon emissions– the equivalent of 183 double decker buses or annual CO2 emissions of 580 fans.

Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis said: “It is important we all take steps in this area and I am pleased that we have switched to green energy as a result of our partnership with Octopus Energy.”

Last year FIFA became the first international sports organisation to join a UN climate change initiative.