Isle of Wight wind farm developer ‘must come clean on jobs claim’

The developer of a proposed wind farm off the Dorset and Isle of Wight coasts are being urged to “come clean” about the number of jobs the project will create. It comes after Navitus Bay Development Ltd (NBDL), a joint venture between EDF Energy Renewables and Eneco Wind UK, said it will support a minimum of […]

Bournemouth invites Amber Rudd to see wind farm risks

Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has been invited to Bournemouth to see the potential risks posed by an offshore wind farm if it is built. Bournemouth Tourism Management Board sent the invitation in an effort to prevent the Navitus Bay project going ahead. Bournemouth County Council sent a letter this week urging the government not to go ahead […]

Wind farm slammed by tourist board

An offshore wind farm project near Bournemouth has been slammed by Bournemouth Tourist Management Board (BTMB) because it could lead to thousands of job losses in the area. If built, the Navitus Bay Wind farm will generate enough renewable energy to power around 700,000 homes and could create a minimum of 1,700 jobs during the […]

Seaside town swaps streetlights to save £32m

The coastal town of Bournemouth is popular among holidaymakers after a nostalgic taste of seaside charm. But its streetlights will soon be strictly modern – as the Dorset tourist town has begun a £7 million upgrade to make all of them more energy efficient. The town council hopes to slash its carbon footprint and bag […]