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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.

MHI Vestas forecasts 1,100 new jobs thanks to new blade production

mhi vestas

A new blade mould arrives at the MHI Vestas factory on the Isle of Wight, bringing with it a forecast of 1,100 direct and indirect jobs in the region, as well as £42m million additional economic benefit per year.

Tuesday, 20th November, 2018 12:01am

By Heather Wilkins with 2 readers' comments

You can help influence future vision for Isle of Wight landscapes

isle of wight landscape

Isle of Wight AONB is encouraging Islanders to take part in this major review by the Government and help shape the vision for the Island's landscapes.

Monday, 19th November, 2018 2:09pm

By Joel Bateman

Green energy scheme that benefits 1000s on Isle of Wight could close

radar - solar panels

Figures show that thousands of households on the Isle of Wight have benefitted from a soon-to-be scrapped green energy scheme.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 8:06am

By Harriet Clugston with 2 readers' comments

Free screenings: The Ecoisland vision – how it fell apart and ultimately ended in tragedy


There are several free screenings across the Isle of Wight of David George's documentary about the Eco Island vision and how it ultimately ended in tragedy.

Monday, 12th November, 2018 9:26am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Mardi Gras to promote Biosphere Island in 2019

biosphere island

Next year's Mardi Gras Carnival will be supporting the Isle of Wight's bid for the Island to become a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

Monday, 5th November, 2018 8:23am

By Tracy Underwood with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Climate Coalition can help inform you on effects of global warming

polar bear

The Isle of Wight Climate Coalition are raising awareness of the catastrophic consequences for our planet from the damaging effects of global warming. See them in Newport on Saturday.

Friday, 2nd November, 2018 4:16pm

By Steven Goodman with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council to consider introduction of eco ‘cargo bikes’


Driven by a government initiative for sustainable transport. a feasibility study into the introduction of an ‘e-cargo’ bikes scheme, which could replace van delivery for smaller goods, has been commissioned by the Isle of Wight council.

Wednesday, 31st October, 2018 9:47am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Here’s why Hampshire street lights will be turning off and when

Blue lights

If you happen to be driving through Hampshire in the early hours of the morning and wonder why residential street lights are turned off, here's the explanation and what will happen.

Tuesday, 30th October, 2018 1:27pm

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter

Work starts to prepare Southampton terminal for next generation of Cruise ships, LNG-powered

​Ocean terminal will be upgraded to support growth in the cruise sector

Southampton will be the home port for the first LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) powered British cruise ship, Iona. In preparation for that, £12m is being invested to accommodate it.

Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018 3:32pm

By Hayley Griffith

Isle of Wight meets Isle of Man at Green Party Conference

Vix Lowthion and Max councillors photobomb by caroline lucas

Meeting fellow Green Party councillors from the Isle of Man at the party Conference, Vix Lowthion said they discussed the distinct Island identities and why Green policies really speak to the respective communities.

Monday, 8th October, 2018 2:11pm

By Vix Lowthion with 2 readers' comments

£4,000+ donated to Isle of Wight fixed link ‘viability study’ appeal (updated)

solent freedom tunnel

Pro-link campaigners say they have exhausted all other options of funding the viability study to build a fixed link tunnel to the mainland. They're now asking members of the public to contribute to a £130,000 fundraising appeal.

Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018 10:42am

By Sally Perry with 129 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: The Mountain and the Microbe

plastic bottle

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week talks about one of his new heroes, Professor John McGeehan, Director of the Institute of Biological and Biomedical Sciences in the School of Biological Sciences at Portsmouth University. Find out why.

Sunday, 30th September, 2018 9:22am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment