Solar, thermal… Spain’s historic hotels go green

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Solar, thermal… Spain’s historic hotels go greenSpain’s state-owned chain of paradores, the grand hotels often housed in ancient castles and monasteries, has announced that all 97 of its establishments will use only electricity from renewable sources from the start of the new year.

The 90-year-old chain said the decision to switch to green electricity had been made for both environmental and symbolic reasons. “Paradores is a company that supports sustainable tourism in every sense of the word,” said its chair, Óscar López Águeda. “What’s more, as a public company, we also want to set an example when it comes to investments that encourage energy saving and responsible consumption.”

The deal, signed with the Spanish utility giant Endesa, will ensure that all the electricity used in paradores will come from green sources from Tuesday, the start of the new year.

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