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And finally… renewable energy: something to sing loudly about?


Tickets go on sale tomorrow for Glyndebourne, a Sussex-based opera festival with one big difference – it’s powered by renewable energy.

The 78th instalment of the annual festival will no doubt be the cleanest after a 900 kilowatt wind turbine was unveiled by Sir David Attenborough in January.

The aim”, organisers say, “is for the turbine to contribute 90% of the power necessary to stage Glyndebourne’s operas”.

The festival, in Lewes, East Sussex, runs from May 20 to August 26, and punters will be treated to productions by such names as Janáček, Mozart and Ravel.

Glyndebourne isn’t the only world arts festival to have championed renewable energy, though.

The Øya Festival in Norway, whose site is powered solely by a hydro-electric dam, is widely-regarded as one of the greenest festivals on the planet.

Closer to home, The Big Tent is dubbed “Scotland’s environmental festival”, whilst Sunshine Celebration in Somerset was given the Best Green Festival award by Green Parent magazine.

Underlying all of this is the continuing and encouraging support for renewables that has also been echoed by many large businesses, including Apple, Manchester United and Google.

To become a backer of clean power yourself, simply get in touch with 100% renewable electricity provider Good Energy, who can help you convert your home or business to renewable power.

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Picture source: Henry Lawford

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