E.ON, one of the UK’s leading energy companies, is at the forefront of a campaign to help amateur football teams up and down the land reduce their costs, after a report which reveals that UK amateur football, as a whole, is likely to be using around a staggering £43m worth of energy in pursuing its activities, with £7m of that total spent by those 2,000 semi-pro or amateur clubs with their own grounds.
According to E.ON, the amateur football sector as a whole could save up to 30% of its total energy bill by installing more modern, efficient and intelligent equipment, such as LED floodlights, timers and occupancy sensors, and by applying better controls, usage patterns and good maintenance.
As sponsor of the FA Cup since 2006, E.ON is no stranger to worthwhile football campaigns that make a positive difference to people’s lives. In the 2007/2008 season its Carbon Footyprint was the game’s first ever green campaign, helping to reduce the environmental impact of the FA Cup by encouraging fans to make simple energy pledges like leaving the car at home or gathering their mates together to watch matches on a single TV.
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To find out more about the campaign, E.ON have set up a Facebook page all about it here.