League Championship Middlesbrough Going Green, Will Power Stadium With Wind Turbines
League Championship Middlesbrough's stadium is "set to become Britain's first big sports venue to be powered by wind turbines," according to Graeme Yorke of the London DAILY MAIL. Boro is not the only club "looking to go green, with two other major sides said to be in talks to follow suit." The club "will site a 136m-tall wind turbine supplied by London-based renewable energy developer, Empowering Wind Group, in the Riverside Stadium’s overflow car park." The 1.5MW turbine "will provide all the electricity required for the stadium for the next 20 years, replacing power that would otherwise be drawn from the National Grid with carbon-free energy generated by the wind" (DAILY MAIL, 9/18).