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Council heralds renewable power

Renewable power sources such as wind, solar and wood-fuelled boilers have helped a council cut energy use by 12.5% and carbon emissions by 11%.

Highland Council has installed 63 solar panels on the roof of its council chambers in Inverness.

Solar water heating systems will also be fitted to 15 schools as well as swimming pools at Dingwall, Invergordon, Tain and Thurso.

The local authority has plans for wind turbines on several schools.

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