Flintshire council to consider large-scale energy sites
Sites for possible large-scale renewable energy developments are set to be looked at in north Wales.
Flintshire council's cabinet meet on Thursday and will consider approving £50,000 for sites to be looked into.
Suggestions include solar farms, hydro power, wind turbines and a biomass plant fuelled by burning woodchips.
For the latter, a report says it would be "sensible and appropriate to consider planting up suitable land to harvest in future years".
The council could choose to develop a site itself or enter into an agreement with a neighbouring authority.
The report says the council "has considerable land assets, ranging from council farms to landfill sites, parks and woodland, and a wide variety of other parcels of land.
"Many have potential, either to develop as energy schemes or contribute to developing a more sustainable and profitable future."