Just over an acre of land…how much energy can we produce?

With just about enough space for a football pitch, or a few tennis courts, surely your expectations would be limited if you were embarking upon a project to build a sizeable power station? Even more so for a renewable energy plant, fed by waste wood or processed waste, where bulk storage of the feedstock is […]

Black and whites go green

Newcastle United Football Club has installed a combined heat and power (CHP) system at its stadium. The 185kWh plant at St James’s Park is expected to cut 390 tonnes of carbon emissions every year – equivalent to removing 130 cars from the road. Developer ENER-G claims the 12-year agreement is funded via a metered energy […]

Kicking off the greenest game

Energy Live News looks at the facts and figures for this years Euros

Foxy facts on Leicester’s win

  Fantastic facts about the Foxes Premier League win including how power demand in Leicester went down during the team’s final home game against Everton – as everyone was out celebrating! Also did you know Jamie Vardy now has earthquakes named after him!

Green season kicks off at Costa Rica football stadium

Costa Rica’s first football stadium powered by solar panels is now fully operational. The array at Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium has a capacity of 260KW and will generate around 400,000kWh per year. That is expected to help the stadium save $148,000 (£94,720) in electricity costs annually, according to La Liga Deportiva Alajuelense football club. The solar panels […]

FC Bayern Munich strikes for solar

Football players at FC Bayern Munich are now powered by solar – sort of. The German club’s training ground on Sabener StraBe (street) now has a solar energy system on its rooftop which produces more than 31,000 kWh of electricity a year. PV panels put in place by the club’s renewable partner Chinese firm Yingli […]

Middlesbrough scores as first major FC to use wind

Middlesbrough football club are set to score in more ways than one as they’ve just signed a multi-million pound deal, not for a footballer – but for a wind turbine. This will make them the nation’s first major football club and sporting venue to be entirely powered by the wind – and sneaks in a […]

Watch football in the pub or on tablet – it cuts ‘carbon bootprint’

Would you rather watch the nation’s favourite game in the comfort of your home in front of the big screen or with the lads in a pub? Well, if you’ve always enjoyed the latter, then you’ve been, unknowingly, doing your bit for the environment! A new report by Carbon Trust has revealed sharing a television […]

Blog: Fergie who? It’s smart meters which get the yellow card

You’d be forgiven for thinking the gossip of the week is football manager Alex Ferguson’s retirement after 27 years in the job – Man U fans around the country are currently snivelling into their red shirts. (As a lifelong Hammer, it’s no skin off my nose…) But I’m afraid Fergie’s small fry compared to the […]

“Revolutionary” football creates energy

The world’s favourite sport can now help charge electronic devices, thanks to a “revolutionary” football which is able to produce and store electricity whilst it is being kicked around. The initiative, started by five Harvard students, could provide a power solution for developing countries. Dubbed the ‘Soccket’, the ball is capable of producing enough energy […]