Isle of Wight’s power supplies charged with £1m investment

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Distribution plans to upgrade part of the island’s power network

UK Oil and Gas seeks environmental permit to explore site in Arreton

The Environment Agency has launched a public consultation on the new permit, which if granted would allow UKOG to operate at the proposed site for a period of three years

Partnership makes waves for tidal energy on Isle of Wight

A new partnership between PTEC and Orbital could bring the Isle of Wight one step closer to producing tidal energy

Ricardo and EMEC team up to boost Isle of Wight hydrogen production

The project could produce hydrogen used by ferry and bus companies, the rail network, vehicles and marine applications

Black and white picture of a man looking up to a wind turbine blade mould.
Turbine maker MHI Vestas to create 1,100 jobs on Isle of Wight

It expects to start production on a second manufacturing line by January next year

Red Funnel goes green with new environmental strategy

The ferry operator aims to slash the carbon footprint generated on its journeys to and from the Isle of Wight

Foresight Group buys 2.5MW anaerobic digestion plant on the Isle of Wight

The site can process in excess of 50,000 tonnes of energy crops each year

Lifeboat charity makes a splash on energy storage

A lifeboat charity has signed an agreement for the installation of an energy storage unit at its centre on the Isle of Wight. Storage technology company redT energy is installing a 180kWh unit at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) Inshore Lifeboat Centre in East Cowes, which is used to manufacture and maintain its fleet […]

Isle of Wight Council could invest £1.7m for solar scheme

A solar firm in the Isle of Wight could receive £1.7m from its council, according to reports. The company, Wight Community Energy (WCE), currently owns seven solar farms. It plans to build an 8.5MW development in Ningwood, which is due to be connected to the national grid next month and almost 4.2MW has been designated […]

Food waste to power Isle of Wight homes

Food waste is to be converted into green electricity to power homes in the Isle of Wight. Anaerobic digestion (AD) company Tamar Energy has signed a contract to process around 5,000 tonnes per year of waste in the region. Public services provider Amey will collect the food waste on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council and […]