Page last updated at 11:16 GMT, Thursday, 28 August 2008 12:16 UK

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.


RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific