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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.

Below are articles relating to green issues on the Isle of Wight.

Isle of Wight council set out strategy for Island to become CO2 net zero in nine years

man and woman cycling through the woods

The council's own carbon footprint is less than one per cent of the Island's overall emissions, so businesses and households will need to play their part too

Wednesday, 6th January, 2021 12:37pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Letter: ‘HS2 and why we should not silently accept this state sponsored ecocide’

protest against HS2 - group of people walking across a field

This reader believes just because HS2 is not in our back yard, doesn't mean that we should sit back and "silently accept this state sponsored ecocide"

Friday, 20th November, 2020 10:45am

By David Moorse with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight on-street EV charging on the way: Find out where they will be and how much have IWC received in grants to install them

electric vehicle charging

On-street charging is vital for the future of electric vehicle (EV) use on the Isle of Wight - some planned before March. News OnTheWight has found out from the council what their plans are

Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 6:50pm

By Simon Perry with 6 readers' comments

Sea defence work around the Isle of Wight will bring improved habitat for biodiversity thanks to innovative companies

Piles of Vertipools

After the work has been completed in four sites around the Isle of Wight the habitat will be in a better state than before for our precious biodiversity

Tuesday, 10th November, 2020 8:57am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

Grant funding for community-owned green energy company ‘will be transformative’, says boss

Solar Panels against the blue sky

The transformative funding for Wight Community Energy will allow the research, testing and development of several projects at the community-owned Homestead solar farm in Shalfleet

Monday, 9th November, 2020 1:58pm

By Suzie Mundell with 2 readers' comments

Farmers will play their part in restoring protected sites and landscapes, says CLA

Freshwater Bay and beyond

Farmers are “determined to play their part”, says the CLA, as an initiative launches to recover nature across the country

Friday, 6th November, 2020 11:49am

By Michael Sims with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight sustainable bag company launches petition to ban glitter inside inflatable toys

glitter on blue background

The end game is for glitter to be banned completely, but Georgia from Wyatt and Jack says this petition to the UK Government is the first step on that journey

Tuesday, 3rd November, 2020 1:18pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

£10,000 grants to make your home warmer and more energy efficient

dog asleep in pile of blankets

The Green Grants support those most in need by helping to raise the energy efficiency of their homes, cut energy bills and reduce their carbon emissions

Thursday, 29th October, 2020 10:30am

By IW Council Press Office with 9 readers' comments

Latest number of trees given approval to be cut down on the Isle of Wight

tree cut down with chainsaw

Isle of Wight council say the latest number of trees given approval to be felled is not as high as they would expect at this time of year

Wednesday, 21st October, 2020 4:18pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight supermarket trialing Formula One technology in its fridges

Freshwater Co-op in Afton Road

The twin-bladed shelf-edge strips, developed by motor racing engineer Wirth Research, uses airflow to reduce cold air being lost into the aisles - the same technique used to direct airflow efficiently around racing cars

Friday, 7th August, 2020 11:40am

By Sally Perry

Letter claims Isle of Wight MP told UKOG he wouldn’t object to their drilling application (updated)

Bob Seely in Parliament

UKOG wants to drill for oil in Arreton. Bob Seely recently announced that he’d put in an objection to their planning application. This letter (shown in full) claims he met them in Westminster in Aug 2019 and told them he wouldn’t object. MP refutes the claims

Thursday, 23rd July, 2020 12:34pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight anti oil-drilling campaigners gain national support

zoom meeting of dont drill the wight

Anti-oil drilling campaigners on the Isle of Wight received national support during an online meeting last night, with advice and encouragement from successful challenges against fossil fuel exploration in the North of England

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 10:56am

By Vix Lowthion with 24 readers' comments