A proposal to build the tallest wind turbines in Cumbria near Killington Lake will go to a public inquiry.
They would be 132 metres high, the height of the viewing platform at the top of Blackpool Tower.
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:
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'.
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.
Plans for a windfarm near Lockerbie have been rejected by Dumfries and Galloway Council. Local residents voiced their objections outside the council headquarters before the meeting.
The proposal was for a 10 turbine windfarm at Minnygap, but the council rejected the application on the advice of planners.
Local campaigners say had they gone through would have been detrimental to the tourism industry.
ITV Border spoke to Sarah Burchell outside the council headquarters before the vote was taken, she explained their objections and what she would likt to see instead