Chippenham Town Football Club has made the switch to 100 percent renewable power, supplied by local company Good Energy.
The new deal, confirmed last week, covers the team’s entire 3,000 capacity stadium in Hardenhuish Park for a period of 33 months, the longest such agreement Good Energy has signed.
In total, Chippenham-based Good Energy will provide around 50,000 kilowatt hours of clean electricity each year.
This is an estimated carbon dioxide saving of 17,500 kilogrammes – equivalent to a new car driving from London to Beijing 13 times.
The win marks the 15th business that Good Energy now supplies within Chippenham, highlighting how local small and medium enterprises care more than ever about reducing their carbon emissions.
Along with expanding its business customers in the town, Good Energy has also submitted plans to build a new purpose-built, sustainable headquarters near the train station, further deepening its ties to the area. Since 2017, it is also a sponsor of Chippenham Rugby Club.
Good Energy’s sales and commercial director, Randall Bowen, said: “We’re delighted to kick off the new year with this important win.
"As a company, we are committed to supporting local businesses as they look to improve their sustainability credentials.
"Chippenham Town has shown it’s leading the way in switching to clean energy, one of the most important things anyone can do to fight climate change”.
Chippenham Town’s chairman, Neil Blackmore, said: "At CTFC, we are committed to the community we represent. That means looking after our environment, and supporting local businesses through using them as suppliers, wherever possible.
"We're delighted about our partnership with Good Energy and grateful for their support in making us a really sustainability-focused organisation."