Hay Festival - one of the UK's greenest festivals

Posted in: Eco-friendly

Posted on: 26.03.2018

Hay Festival and Good Energy go way back – we’ve been sponsoring the event now for five years running! But this year, we are thrilled to go one step further, and to announce that the mains electricity supply for the entire 2018 festival will be powered by our 100% renewable electricity too.

Cleaner, greener Hay

Festivals are not typically the greenest of events. Think of all the lights, audio equipment and the thousands of people flocking there and it’s easy to see why.

So we are especially proud that this year, Hay Festival will be powered by our 100% renewable electricity, making it cleaner and greener than ever before.  

Set in the beautiful landscape of the Welsh borders, Hay festival is the UK’s leading literature and arts festival, bringing together readers and writers from around the world to share stories, inspire, and debate society’s most important issues.

For us at Good Energy, it's the perfect arena to explore new ideas and make new friends. We’re proud to sponsor a series of events at this year’s festival:

Good Energy events at Hay

Thursday 24 May 2018, Baillie Gifford Stage

Kevin McCloud, Solitaire Townsend and Juliet Davenport
Small is beautiful… or is it anymore?

With small scale renewables and battery storage taking off, this event looks at a future where every home becomes its own power plant.

Saturday 26 May 2018, Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

Marcus Brigstoke and David Pitt-Watson
What they do with your money

A look into the finance industry – the expensive useless things they do and the cost effective practical things they should do.

Sunday 27 May 2018, Tata Tent

Richard Rogers in conversation with Amanda Levette
A place for all people: Life, Architecture and the Fair Society

Richard discusses his approach to building design, which includes the Pompidou Centre in Paris. 

The full line up of events is available online.

Win tickets to Hay Festival

We’ll be giving away tickets to some of the festival’s most popular events, including those sold out online.

Keep your eyes peeled for more information. 


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