MCC, the owner of Lord’s Cricket Ground, announced on 7th February that it now runs on 100% renewable energy, the first cricket ground in the country to achieve this.
MCC has established a broad sustainability programme, meeting its 2020 emissions targets last year and reducing its electricity use by 7% since 2010. The new Warner Stand includes photovoltaic roof panels for electricity generation.
The statement came as statistics from New England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) revealed that extreme weather in December 2015, which has been linked to climate change, has caused more than £3.5mn worth of damage across 57 local cricket clubs.
Derek Brewer, MCC Chief Executive & Secretary, said: “It is important that all organisations embrace sustainability and I’m very pleased that Lord’s has become the first cricket ground in the country to run on 100% renewable energy.