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The Gunners go green

Emirates Stadium, the north London home turf of Arsenal Football Club, has switched to 100 percent renewable electricity making "The Gunners" the first UK Premier League club to go ‘green’.

(Left) Greg Jackson, CEO Octopus Energy with Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger and Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis marking the official transition to 100 percent renewable electricity supply at Emirates Stadium making the club the first Premier League club to switch to ‘green’ energy (photo courtesy Arsenal FC).

According to a statement, Emirates Stadium has a water supply which is recycled and used to reduce waste, and all food waste is sent to an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant where it is turned into more energy that will in turn supply the club.

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, said Ivan Gazidis Arsenal Chief Executive in a statement.

Octopus Energy Ltd, a UK-based renewable power provider and project investor, has a network of solar farms and anaerobic digestion (AD) sites in the UK having built its first solar power plant in 2011 and has gone on to build another 154 since. The company offers a Super Green tariff that offers 100 percent renewable electricity and full carbon offsets for fossil gas.

Green energy is at a tipping point, the technology to create electricity from renewable sources is now so efficient, that we can offer ‘green’ energy to our customers which is cheaper than many ‘non-green’ tariffs. Being green doesn’t have to cost the earth. We have been delighted to work with such an awesome club as Arsenal, and are looking forward to continuing our partnership into the future, said Greg Jackson, CEO for Octopus Energy.

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