Following a year-long warm up football club Arsenal has switched to 100 per cent green energy after extending its partnership with renewables provider Octopus Energy. Octopus, which has been the club’s official energy partner since October 2016, will now provide 100 per cent renewable power to the club’s 60,000 capacity Emirates Stadium in North London under a contract signed yesterday. Power will come from Octopus’ solar power plants as well as anaerobic digestion using food waste collected at the stadium, which will provide both biogas and electricity. The move makes Arsenal the first Premier League club to switch to 100 per cent green energy. Octopus has already been supplying Arsenal with solar energy for the last year as one part of its power mix, helping the club save 2.32 million kilograms of carbon dioxide.
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