Highland Council said yesterday it planned to expand its turbine programme as it helped the local authority reduce its carbon emissions and cut energy costs.
Councillors will be asked to support plans to erect a 242ft wind turbine in Aberdeen city boundaries at a meeting next week.
Plans to nearly double the size of a Caithness windfarm were rejected by councillors yesterday because of its impact on the "main tourist route" in the north.
A north anti-windfarm campaigner fears plans to build two farms just miles apart in Caithness will be extended into one large project in the future.
A second windfarm company is promising to give cash help to a Highland college if it wins planning permission for its scheme.
A Highland estate is hoping to harness hydro power to provide electricity for its Victorian shooting lodge and feed into the national grid.
The Western Isles Council is backing plans for a huge 40MW wavefarm to create green electricity out of the rolling Atlantic waves off the Hebrides.
The company that attracted accusations of bribery by giving windfarm benefits to the north's new university has highlighted the size of its cash offer.
A NORTH-EAST businessman is battling a council decision to block his wind turbine scheme.
Lease agreements have now been awarded for five more offshore windfarm sites in Scottish waters.