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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.

UKIP support an Island Vote on Fracking

Fracking

Isle of Wight UKIP believe fracked oil and gas might help lower prices and help the public purse.

Tuesday, 19th August, 2014 2:22pm

By Rose Lynden-Bell with 8 readers' comments

Green energy grants spark new jobs in sustainable marine energy

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Grants from the Isle of Wight Council’s SOREC and Future Solent enable Island company to develop unique tidal energy platform and employ more people

Monday, 18th August, 2014 8:40am

By Christopher Barrass with 3 readers' comments

Why is the Island’s MP asking us to ‘Vote for Bob’?

Bob the Red Squirrel:

Andrew Turner, the Island’s MP is the first Member of Parliament to sign up to support the RSPB’s new campaign putting nature at the heart of the political agenda.

Monday, 11th August, 2014 3:19pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 21 readers' comments

Council wins grant to help residents travel without using petrol or diesel cars

Road to somewhere

The Executive member for Sustainability says the grant will be focused on helping residents get to school and work without using petrol or diesel cars.

Thursday, 7th August, 2014 10:01am

By IW Council Press Office with 15 readers' comments

The whole of the Isle of Wight now open for Fracking exploration

Looking West from Blackgang carpark by Leimenide

Moves this week by the Government could lead to fracking being carried out anywhere on the Island, even in AONB areas if 'in the public interest'.

Thursday, 31st July, 2014 7:57pm

By Simon Perry with 66 readers' comments

Green Party’s ‘Open Primary’ selection of parliamentary candidate a first on the Island

Vote

It's thought the Open Primary planned for September is the first of its kind on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 11:40am

By Daniel James with 10 readers' comments

Planning Committee to consider offshore wind farm application

Navitus Bay computer-generated simulation

There's a huge number of considerations that members of the planning committee will need to take into account when debating this application on Tuesday.

Monday, 21st July, 2014 3:34pm

By Sally Perry with 29 readers' comments

Unesco say Navitus Bay could threaten Heritage status of Jurassic Coast

Challenge Navius annimation of view form Isle of Wight

The future heritage status of the Jurassic Coast could be in jeopardy say media reports this week.

Tuesday, 27th May, 2014 5:49pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Government to examine Navitus Bay windfarm plans

Navitus Bay computer-generated simulation

The Planning Inspectorate will now take six months to examine the 18,000 page application.

Friday, 9th May, 2014 10:55am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Challenge Navitus claim Navitus Bay developer ‘misled public’

Challenge Navius annimation of view form Isle of Wight

The campaign group hopes their 11-page objection will have it thrown out at an early stage.

Monday, 14th April, 2014 10:54am

By Simon Perry with 19 readers' comments

Plans for a single wind turbine in Wootton revealed

Image: 3336 under CC BY 2.0

We'll have to rename today as 'Green Friday', having two wind turbine reports within hours of each other.

Friday, 11th April, 2014 3:16pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Parkhurst wind turbine applicant responds to MP’s release

Wind turbine against cloud sky by pkorsmok

John Mills - on behalf of Partnerships for Renewables Development Company - responds to claims made in the Isle of Wight MP's press release earlier in the week.

Friday, 11th April, 2014 9:32am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments