After being berated by child activists who claim not to believe, Santa has made a statement that is raising eyebrows among that parenting community, though is winning points with environmentalists.

He has pledged that, starting this year, he will be going coal-free, instead delivering solar cells to all children on the naughty list. When the Velvet Hamster asked Santa to explain how he was going to pay the extensive training elves will have to undertake to create these, he simply gave us a wink. 

Naughty kids should be thankful they are helping the planet, Santa added.