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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.

Government pledge to cut carbon emissions should include ban on all fossil fuel extraction

julia laursen

As well as cutting carbon emissions by 78% in the next 15 years, the Government should also ban fossil fuel extraction, including on the Isle of Wight, say the Green Party

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021 11:00am

By Vix Lowthion with one comment

Don’t Drill the Wight: Council candidates must think globally, but act locally

ukog site looking east

The Don't Drill The Wight campaign have written to Isle of Wight council candidates setting out why they believe any applications to drill for oil on the Island should be rejected

Wednesday, 14th April, 2021 8:56am

By Steve Davis with 7 readers' comments

Decision on Southampton Airport expansion made after 19 hour meeting

Tip of aeroplane wing and sunset in distance

After 19 hours of debate and listening to both sides of the argument councillors on Eastleigh Borough Council made their decision at 2.15am this morning

Saturday, 10th April, 2021 6:48am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter with 13 readers' comments

Solent Freeport: What are the possible downsides to a Freeport?

Julia Laursen - Green Party candidate

If you've heard about the Solent Freeport and wondering whether there any possible downsides to it, Julia Laursen shares her view

Thursday, 4th March, 2021 3:12pm

By Vix Lowthion with 5 readers' comments

Sophie’s song for a sustainable future

Sophie simonds in boat with her grandpa when aged 18 months old compressed

Singer and songwriter Sophie Simonds from Seaview believes there is so much potential for positive impact and change and hopes her new song will make help raise awareness

Saturday, 20th February, 2021 12:51pm

By Sally Perry

Over 3,000 objections to exploratory oil drilling application, say campaigners

ukog site looking east

If you wish to comment on the application for exploratory oil drilling on the Isle of Wight, there is still time. Details within

Wednesday, 17th February, 2021 1:38pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Anti oil drilling campaigners call for extension to consultation due to Website outage (update 2)

person typing on computer keyboard

Campaigners working to oppose plans to drill for oil west of Arreton are calling on the council to extend the public consultation period on revised plans submitted by Oil Company UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). The IWC respond.

Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021 12:08pm

By Don’t Drill the Wight with one comment

Isle of Wight anaerobic digestion plant to supply low-carbon electricity to Vestas

Biogas facility at Vestas

The project is the first-of-its-kind on the Isle of Wight. Full details within

Monday, 1st February, 2021 8:39am

By James Isola with one comment

Planet Aware events help you to reduce waste and consumption in your home or business

thread and scissors in basket

Planet Aware have two new free events series coming up in the next couple of weeks. Full details within

Tuesday, 19th January, 2021 3:00pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

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 12 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