(l-r) Octopus Energy CEO Greg Jackson, Arsene Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis

Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium goes green

The Emirates Stadium has become the first Premier League venue to transition to 100% renewably supplied electricity.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis marked the transition to 100% renewably supplied electricity earlier this week.

The transition has been spearheaded by the club’s official energy partner, Octopus Energy, one of the biggest investors in solar plants throughout the UK.

In a statement on the club’s website, Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: “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."

Octopus Energy CEO Greg Jackson said: “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.”

As part of the ongoing partnership, on 5 June Arsenal and Octopus Energy also celebrated the United Nation’s World Environment Day by planting a sweet gum tree just outside the Emirates to kick off an Octopus Energy initiative to plant trees in schools across the UK.