Ace! Wimbledon serves up plastic straws ban

A total of 10 electric vehicles will also be introduced into the courtesy car fleet for the first time

LED tennis court light prices drop – to $20k

An American maker of lighting systems for sports courts is touting advances in technology which have let it drop prices. LED technology is “constantly improving” in energy efficiency, lumen output and module life while the cost is falling, according to the firm. But tennis players shouldn’t hold their breath – even with the new lower […]

US Open’s carbon footprint is game, set, matched

The matches aren’t being played on grass but they’ll still be green. The carbon footprint of tennis at the US Open is being offset with renewable energy certificates (RECs) donated by an American energy company. The RECs represent energy generated from a renewable source of energy such as wind or solar. GDF SUEZ Energy Resources […]

Murray final sees energy demand ‘fall 400,000 kettles’

Energy demand fell by around 400,000 kettles’ worth yesterday as people settled down in front of the telly to watch Andy Murray smash home the first Wimbledon win for a British man in more than seven decades. There was a suppression of electricity demand of 1000MW during the gripping tennis match, according to the National […]

Tearful Murray serves up huge energy surge

Andy Murray’s tearful speech after losing to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final yesterday caused a huge energy surge of 700 megawatts. National Grid reported the jump which is the equivalent of more than a quarter of a million kettles being turned on as most viewers stayed on to watch the emotional address to the […]