Howzat! Lords beats the weather
the first cricket ground in England to run on 100 percent renewable energy, as new figures reveal the increasing disruption to cricket caused by extreme weather patterns linked to climate change.
New England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statistics illustrate that extreme weather in December 2015, which has been linked to climate change, caused more than £3.5 million worth of damage across 57 cricket clubs.
Increased rainfall is also causing significant loss of fixtures in recreational cricket and impacting on the professional game.
ECB distributed more than £1 million in emergency funding to flood-affected clubs in 2016, with a further £1.6 million earmarked for 2017.
The new Warner Stand, which will be opened in April 2017, is symbolic of MCC’s sustainability drive.
The innovative structure, designed by architects Populous, includes photovoltaic roof panels for electricity generation and a state- ofthe-art water collection and recycling system.
MCC and has developed a broad sustainability programme, meeting its 2020 emissions targets last year and reducing its electricity use by seven percent since 2010.