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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.

David Green Award: Crowdfunding campaign aims to create Ecoisland legacy

David Green at Parliament by Jason Swain for Ecoisland

Future Solent are hoping Crowdfunding success will enable them to commission a glass award in memory of David Green, the founder of Ecoisland who died in 2013.

Monday, 5th October, 2015 9:25am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Struggling with your energy bills? Footprint Trust can help

Ray Harrington-Vail at Bestival

The Island’s energy-saving experts The Footprint Trust have been awarded funding to help people struggling with energy bills.

Friday, 25th September, 2015 9:42am

By Ray Harrington-Vail

Want to know how much Isle of Wight council invests in fossil fuels?

Oil pumps

Data released by, Platform, Community Reinvest and Friends of the Earth reveals how much the Isle of Wight council's pension fund is investing in fossil fuels.

Thursday, 24th September, 2015 11:22am

By Joe Ryle with 5 readers' comments

Last chance to have your say before Fracking Licenses could be approved

fracking - oily water

This consultation on Habitats Regulations Assessments (which closes on 29th September) could be the last opportunity to make your views known before Fracking licenses for the Isle of Wight are approved. Find out more at Wednesday's meeting.

Monday, 21st September, 2015 12:41pm

By Lisa Cant with 13 readers' comments

Cash up for grabs for ‘innovative and exciting’ sustainable transport projects


If you can come up with an innovative and exciting idea to encourage visitors to embrace sustainable transport, you could get it funded from this scheme.

Friday, 18th September, 2015 1:59pm

By Zoe Stroud with 12 readers' comments

Find out more about fracking at tonight’s meeting

frack free zone

Anyone interested in hearing the latest news on fracking is welcome to attend this gathering tonight (Wednesday) in Newport.

Wednesday, 16th September, 2015 10:02am

By Sally Perry

Green Party leader impressed by sustainable focus on the Isle of Wight

Natalie Bennett at SME in East Cowes

The Green Party leader not only addressed a public meeting on Wednesday evening, but also visited businesses that focus on sustainability.

Tuesday, 15th September, 2015 12:55pm

By Vix Lowthion with 62 readers' comments

Navitus Bay: Government rejects windfarm proposal

From the Needles:

The news has been welcomed by Bournemouth Council, but it'll be a blow for Vestas who'd been named as the preferred supplier for Navitus Bay.

Friday, 11th September, 2015 12:02pm

By Bournemouth Council with 17 readers' comments

PTEC confirm tidal energy towers will be 9m above water

PTEC-Underwater-turbines - and keplar scheme

The MMO has accepted an amendment to the current license application under consideration for use of the area off St Catherine’s on the south coast of the Isle of Wight to test tidal energy schemes.

Tuesday, 8th September, 2015 10:46am

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments

Navitus Bay: Claims it’s set to be rejected

From the Needles:

The minister is set to make their decision by the end of the week. All are waiting to see whether they take on board the recommendation by the Planning Inspectorate.

Monday, 7th September, 2015 9:18am

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Letter: Let’s start building the foundations for a true eco-island

cycling cinema

This readers says the Isle of Wight will only become a true Eco-Island once there is a truly sustainable transport system and we need to start building the foundations for that now.

Saturday, 5th September, 2015 9:48am

By Tanja Rebel with 10 readers' comments

Frack-free Isle of Wight campaigners to raise awareness at gathering

Anti Fracking poster

Members of the public concerned about the potential of fracking on the Isle of Wight are encouraged to attend a drop-in session on Saturday between 10am-3pm in Newport.

Thursday, 3rd September, 2015 10:16am

By Lisa Cant with 14 readers' comments