Full report: Dumfries and Galloway Council approve wind turbines
Dumfries and Galloway Council has agreed to go ahead with plans to look for suitable sites for up to three wind turbines on its land.
They says it will be a way to off-set their carbon footprint, and raise some money.
Matthew Taylor has the full report:
Council to consider buying three wind turbines
A council is considering putting up three of its own wind turbines to pay for and off set carbon emissions from its street lights.
Planners at Dumfries and Galloway are meeting to discuss installing three turbines up to 66 metres high on council land.
They have identified 11 sites and are considering using school playing areas.
Opponents have criticised it for being nothing more than a 'money-making scheme'.
Dumfries and Galloway Council wind turbines decision
Councillors in Dumfries and Galloway are voting on whether to buy wind turbines, so that the council can then sell energy back to the National Grid and offset its carbon emissions.
Opponents say the region is already blighted by wind farms.