LETTERS From F. I. Wilson, East Cowes:
IT would be foolish to questions the goals of the Ecoisland movement and its protagonist David Green, as featured weekly in the CP.
It is, naturally, in everyone’s interest the environment is protected and that we collectively lead lives that are as sustainable as possible.
But equally, we, as an Island, deserve to know more about those organisations and individuals whose actions — however well intentioned — seek to have influence over the way we lead our lives and on the environment around us. To that purpose then, can anyone answer the following questions?
1 Where can the accounts of Ecoisland, "the Island's green community interest company" be inspected?
2 What are the annual operational costs of Ecoisland (including salaries) and how are these outgoings met?
3 What is the hydrogen energy storage and vehicle re-fuelling station, as proposed by Ecoisland? Where is it and who is financing it?
4 International companies such as IBM and Toshiba are listed as supporters. Neither of these companies exist for philanthropic reasons to my knowledge, so what is in if for them?
5 What, specifically, are the renewable energy projects mentioned in Ecoisland’s Community Energy plan? At what locations are these projects planned, what is the timetable and who is paying for them?
I assure you I am neither a cynic nor a naysayer. As I said, the aims of Ecoisland are beyond reproach but it is time we had some facts to underpin the aspirations.