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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.

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

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 15 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

Wind too strong for eco-loo turbine

Yaverland wind turbine - dave brenchly

Whoops! Hopefully no-one was injured when the tower for the wind turbine blew over.

Saturday, 8th November, 2014 1:52pm

By Sally Perry with 74 readers' comments

Act for Nature: Calls for new law to support recovery of nature and improve people’s wellbeing

Act for Nature RSPB:

Charities are challenging political parties to ‘act for nature’ by introducing new laws to restore nature and increase everyone’s access to it, not only for nature’s sake but also for the contribution it makes to people’s health and wellbeing.

Friday, 31st October, 2014 10:57am

By Kizzie Henderson with 7 readers' comments

Countryfile showcases how Woodland Therapy can help those with mental health issues

Bouldnor woodland project

It's not just Ryde Pier that you'll see on Countryfile this coming Sunday. You'll be able to find out more about the Woodland Therapy Project too.

Thursday, 30th October, 2014 4:47pm

By Kizzie Henderson

Wildlife Trust ‘fully sympathetic’ to Undercliff residents

Undercliff resident re-opening - attempted re-closure - Island Roads and residents - St Lawrence sign

Other reports have been quite alarmist on the re-laying of Undercliff Drive. OnTheWight has spoken to the Wildlife Trust and got a far more balanced response.

Thursday, 30th October, 2014 10:05am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments