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Eight public exhibitions for the proposed Navitus Bay offshore wind park

Eneco has now entered the statutory consultation period for the proposed Navitus Bay offshore wind park and will be holding eight public exhibitions at Swanage, Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch, West Moors, New Milton, Lymington and the Isle of Wight. These public exhibitions will provide people with information and updates on the project, along with the next […]

Back from the dark side: Greenpeace relaunches in Bournemouth and Poole

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By Lee Williams Greenpeace Bournemouth and Poole group has reopened with a petition-signing campaign in Bournemouth Square. The new group assembled on Saturday at the entrance to the Lower Gardens to promote Greenpeace’s international ‘VW Dark Side’ campaign. Seven members of the Bournemouth and Poole and West Dorset Greenpeace groups gathered over 50 signatures to […]

Eneco invites public feedback on offshore wind park substation


Two public exhibitions are to be held at West Moors to help the public find out more information about two proposed sites for a new onshore substation to support the proposed Navitus Bay Wind Park off the Dorset and Hampshire coasts and to the west of the Isle of Wight.   Eneco, the company developing […]

£600,000 in grants to go green

£600,000 in grants to go green | The Mouth – Bournemouth – Poole – Christchurch

IN the last 12 months, nearly £600,000 worth of grants have been given to businesses in the south west to become more efficient. There’s plenty more where that came from too, in fact the Improve Your Resource Efficiency programme (IYRE) wants to help more local businesses take advantage of the grants. “As bills soar, there […]

Grants give boost to Dorset businesses

TIMES might be tough, but Dorset businesses are being given a boost by grants to improve their efficiency. The Improve Your Resource Efficiency programme (IYRE), is offering subsidies to companies that reduce waste, energy consumption and water use; helping pay for the installation of more efficient technology, which will also slash their bills. “Not only […]

‘Green’ south coast supports offshore wind


Latest research unveiled today [21 June 2011] has revealed that the majority of residents living along the south coast believe wind power is the best way to generate renewable energy with 77 per cent stating they support the technology. The public opinion survey also found that 81 per cent of local residents support the proposed […]

An unprecedented response by Dorset Wildlife Trust volunteers

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The fire that destroyed a huge area of Upton Heath on 9th June left nothing behind but a desolate black landscape – or so it seemed.  Whilst almost everything in its path was turned to ash in a matter of minutes, some wildlife did survive.  The few reptiles that managed to get underground and survive the […]

A Taste of Healthy Seas

Emma Rance

Our seafood choices could help to save Dorset’s sea life, according to Dorset Wildlife Trust. Great Dorset Seafood is a major new campaign being launched at this weekend’s Dorset Seafood Festival to support the most environmentally sensitive use of the riches of our seas. Why is this new campaign so important? Emma Rance, Marine Conservation […]

BU is the fifth greenest university in the UK


The People & Planet Green League 2011 unveiled yesterday reveals that BU is the fifth greenest university in the UK out of 138 institutions surveyed. The results, published in Education Guardian, show that BU has earned a ‘First Class’ degree-style rating for its green credentials. BU has also shown a considerable performance improvement with a […]

The role of active commuting in promoting health

Southamptons Big Bike Celebration, June 13th 2010

The evidence is mounting on the role that active commuting can play in increasing physical activity and improving the health of the British workforce. Developing a workplace transport plan, encouraging more commuters to walk and cycle, and investing in active travel interventions seem clearly to be in employers’ interest. Even the NHS has neglected this […]

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