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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.

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

Campaigner granted permission for judicial review of planning permission for Surrey oil wells

Judges

The judicial review against Surrey Council's planning decision for oil wells in Surrey could result in a Landmark Case affecting other planned developments by UKOG

Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 8:42am

By Maxine Wolstenholme with 2 readers' comments

Oil drilling application runs counter to Isle of Wight Biosphere aims, says AONB head

jonathan bacon

The Chair of the Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has submitted an objection to UKOG's planning application for an oil drilling well in Arreton. You can have your say on the planning Website

Monday, 20th July, 2020 8:26pm

By Jonathan Bacon with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council shortlisted for two household recycling awards

recycle reduce reuse grafitti

The shortlist for two awards is testament to the hard work of officers, Amey and residents and visitors, says the Strategic Manager for Waste and Environment

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 4:24pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Double Isle of Wight beach clean-up nets over 400 kilos of rubbish

Before the beach clean on 2nd July

What an amazing effort by the volunteers from Planet Aware, Isle of Wight Distillery, National Trust and Amey

Monday, 6th July, 2020 2:58pm

By Sarah Marshall with 2 readers' comments

Oil drilling consultation during pandemic is ‘an attack on our very democracy’ says councillor

Don't Drill the Wight banner in entrance to Arreton

Campaigners say the entire process is being left to virtual meetings and social media - "and yet will determine the future of acres of countryside at the heart of the Isle of Wight for twenty years or more"

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 8:51am

By Don’t Drill the Wight with 5 readers' comments

Don’t Drill the Wight Campaign launches with Islanders urged to have their say

Don't Drill The Wight campaign launch

The Don't Drill the Wight campaign was launched on Saturday to an audience of around 50 people in Merstone

Monday, 29th June, 2020 3:12pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

The Isle of Wight could become a ‘renewable energy powerhouse’ say Island Labour

green smilies

Island Labour say the Isle of Wight is "blessed with excellent conditions to become a renewable energy powerhouse". Details of what they'd do within

Wednesday, 24th June, 2020 10:02am

By Julian Critchley with 8 readers' comments

‘Don’t Drill the Wight’ campaign launches this weekend in opposition to oil drilling

Don't Drill the Wight site - children walking through field

“Don’t Drill the Wight” is a grassroots campaign led by Islanders who oppose oil drilling on the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 24th June, 2020 8:53am

By Vix Lowthion with 2 readers' comments

See: Oil rigs and barrels with skeletons placed on Ventnor’s miniature Isle of Wight

Environmentalists painted No oil wells on the Wight on the Ventnor Paddling Pool

Campaigners have placed models of oil rigs and barrels, with skeletons scattered around on Ventnor’s mini Isle of Wight to draw attention to their campaign

Monday, 22nd June, 2020 10:47am

By Anonymous with 4 readers' comments