The UK’s The Guardian has reported that 97 of the state-owned chain of paradores in Spain will use only electricity from renewable sources from the start of the new year.

According to the report, the chain's, whose hotels are mainly housed in ancient castles and monasteries, “decision to switch to green electricity had been made for both environmental and symbolic reasons.”

Speaking to The Guardian, the chain’s chair Óscar López Águeda said: “Paradores is a company that supports sustainable tourism in every sense of the word. 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.”

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The report went on to say that the hotel chain deal had signed with the Spanish utility giant Endesa, which “will ensure that all the electricity used in paradores will come from green sources from Tuesday, the start of the new year.”