Hundreds of protesters gathered in Powys to mark Britain’s biggest ever public inquiry into wind farms.
A hotel in Welshpool is hosting the arguments for and against wind energy and could last for up to a year.
Plans for five large wind farms across mid Wales will be looked at.
An alliance of 21 organisations oppose plans.
Powys council has earmarked £2.8m from reserves to fund the inquiry prompting concern from some members about the impact on the authority’s other work.
Environment Correspondent Iolo ap Dafydd reports.
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