Ecotricity is innovating in the areas of sustainable Energy, Food and Transport which is brought to life at the local football club, Forest Green Rovers FC now run by company founder Dale Vince. The company’s Electric Highway, a motorway network of EV chargers across the UK, has made it both technologically and practically viable to drive an Electric Car by breaking down the main barrier to the EV industry – range anxiety.
Ecotricity is also expanding its green energy portfolio – with the Urbine, a vertical axis turbine designed to capture the power of the wind, in places where larger, conventional windmills won’t work.[/one_half_last]
Introducing green issues to the world of sport has provided the greatest learning curve. After saving the local football club, Dale and Ecotricity got to work introducing the club and its fans to sustainability ideas. This included removing red meat from the menu (no more meat pies), creating an organic pitch, powering the club from the sun (solar panels) and wind (a local Ecotricity windmill) and introducing a fleet of electric cars for the players and manager.
This is inspiring clubs worldwide to visit and takeaway ideas, so kick-starting the green revolution in sport.