Coldplay’s Abu Dhabi concert to be carbon neutral

This Saturday’s Coldplay concert will be carbon neutral, with organisers helping to fund a wind farm in New Zealand to offset all energy consumed in putting on the event.

The show is being held at the Emirates Palace hotel on the same night as Earth Hour, when lights will be turned off in buildings around the world, including the UAE, to promote energy conservation. The organisers estimate that the show will generate around 600 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Because of the practical difficulty of pulling the plug on a stadium full of people during a concert, the promoters will buy wind farm energy credits to show their support. In addition there will be recycling bins on site, an Earth Hour video will be shown before the band come on stage and leaflets will be handed out to those attending.

Read the full story in the Abu Dhabi thread at the Coldplay Live forum here [thanks mimixxx]