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If you want to find out more about the issues that affect our environment, this is where they’ll be. Whether it’s details of the latest asphalt plant, bio-mass plant or wind turbine application, we lay out the facts and let you share your opinion.

Many Isle of Wight projects to benefit from sustainable transport grants

Cycling Island:

The Isle of Wight Council will be funding more than 15 sustainable transport projects under the government's latest Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF).

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 3:02pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Coverage of Green party election campaign launch

Vix Lowthion Green Party candidate

Follow the launch of the Isle of Wight Green Party's election campaign. Brought to you live from Quay Arts in Newport.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 9:09am

By Sally Perry with 56 readers' comments

Prime Minister expresses his support for Tidal Energy Project

PTEC Underwater turbines

The proposed Tidal Engery Project off the coast of St Catherine's will be a World leader and create hundreds of jobs if it gets the go-ahead says PTEC.

Thursday, 8th January, 2015 8:07am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Recycle your cards and wrapping paper at Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury's recycle

Before you stuff your Christmas cards and wrapping paper into the recycling box, consider getting rid of them at Sainsbury's. The supermarket will make a donation to Forest Stewardship Council.

Wednesday, 31st December, 2014 9:16am

By Tanya Blake

Less waste going to landfill as Islanders’ recycle more


Residents are recycling more of their waste and sending less to landfill, according to latest government statistics.

Monday, 22nd December, 2014 11:59am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

New Vestas manufacturing company receives first order

V164 Installed at Østerild, Denmark (prototype):

The new company announced last month, to serial produce blades for future offshore wind projects in the UK, has received its first order.

Saturday, 20th December, 2014 8:20am

By Matt Whitby with 2 readers' comments

Island Waste parent co out of running for new IW waste contract


Island Waste's parent company, Biffa, had been one of the five shortlisted companies revealed in November last year as in the running for the new PPP waste contract.

Friday, 19th December, 2014 12:07pm

By IW Council Press Office with 16 readers' comments

Committee reject wind turbine application

No to turbines

An application for two wind turbines on the site of Camp Hill Prison have been refused by the planning committee, following advice from planning officers.

Wednesday, 17th December, 2014 3:57pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Planning officers recommend refusal for wind turbines (updated)

Two wind Turbines

Officers say the turbines would have a significant adverse impact on the character and appearance of the nationally designated landscape they would sit within.

Tuesday, 9th December, 2014 8:32am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Bournemouth Council says revised plans for Navitus Bay wind farm plan is ‘unlawful’

Navitus Bay computer-generated simulation

The new plans would see the number of turbines considerably reduced.

Thursday, 20th November, 2014 12:04pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Wind turbine blade production to return to the Isle of Wight

MHI Vestas production area

It's unclear exactly how many jobs will be created on the Island for the new serial blade manufacturing, but this is surely great news for skilled workers.

Wednesday, 12th November, 2014 12:13pm

By Sally Perry with 36 readers' comments

More Oil and Gas licences granted off the Isle of Wight

oil and gas licenses

Business and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock says "Industry are scrambling over themselves to invest in the UK and explore for energy."

Monday, 10th November, 2014 4:03pm

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments