If new pubs have to be built, I'm all for this new style: power derived from the wind and sun as well as the harvesting of rainwater for flushing the toilets.
Sure, my first choice for a pint would be a pub with a little history and character. But if a chain pub is the only place where I can watch a certain match, so be it. If it makes such an effort to use renewable energy, the better.
Raise a Glass for Renewables: UK's First Solar- and Wind-Powered Pub [Treehugger]