World Cup kicks off TV recycling at Veolia plant

The football tournament has led to a 65% surge in the number of devices being handed in to the firm’s recycling facility

World Cup victory leaves Tokyo flushed with joy!

The city’s waterworks bureau anticipated the surge in usage and adjusted supply and pressure accordingly

England v Tunisia World Cup game to kick-off power demand

The 500MW spike in demand is expected to occur across the UK during half-time

Brazil’s power grid puts reserves on the bench for World Cup

More power plants than normal are put on alert and prepared to boost production to meet supply

FIFA aims to score green goals at 2018 World Cup

FIFA has become the first international sports organisation to join a United Nations (UN) climate change initiative. It has pledged to measure, reduce and compensate the greenhouse gas emissions related to the 2018 FIFA World Cup by joining ‘Climate Neutral Now’. The initiative, led by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), represents a […]

World Cup final to drive major power surge

Electricity demand in Britain is expected to soar during the World Cup final between Argentina and Germany this Sunday. The National Grid predicts usage to rise between 700MW and 900MW – equivalent to as many as 360,000 kettles being switched on during half-time and full-time. It found the British public’s continued interest in games involving […]

Blackouts nearly scupper World Cup for Pakistan fans

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England vs Uruguay match to kick off UK power surge

England’s first football match in the World Cup versus Uruguay is predicted to cause the biggest UK surge in power demand in the tournament’s group stage. National Grid forecasters said a surge in demand of around 1,300MW is expected at half time in England’s second match as people switch on kettles and lights. A smaller […]

World Cup sponsor aims for carbon neutral title

Chinese solar firm Yingli Green Energy claims it is on course to be the FIFA World Cup’s first ever carbon neutral sponsor. It plans to offset all carbon emissions from its promotional activities in Brazil including commercial displays, customer hospitality, media activities and employee travel and accommodation. Yingli has supplied more than 5,000 solar panels […]

Britain’s World Cup energy use – it’s a balancing act

When the glorious summer of football kicks off in Rio de Janeiro, all but a lucky few Brits will be watching the World Cup on the telly. What they might not realise is their viewing habits could make hefty demands on the electricity grid. Going on past experience of the Olympics and the Royal Wedding, […]