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Renewable energy will be used for festivals

An increase in the use of renewable energy at music festivals in the UK is to be expected in the coming years, it has been claimed. has pointed out that several festivals run mostly on power derived from renewable sources are already in existence.

Ben Challis, co-founder and director of the company, exemplified the Sunrise Festival and Waveform event. He explained that each have stages powered by solar, wind and cycle energy.

Indeed, Mr Challis claimed that when at festivals, people are using less energy than they would be normally, despite suggestions that running stages at festivals results in environmentally-unfriendly events.

He stated that festival-goers do not use electrical appliances or leave lights on like they would do at home, and in addition, they do not use their cars.

"Everything food-wise and entertainment-wise is shared - very carbon and energy efficient," he said.

Nearly 50,000 people traveled to this year's Glastonbury festival using public transport.

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