Tonga turns to alternative energy

Tonga's government aims to have 50 per cent of its power generated by renewable sources by 2012.

    The environmental cost of burning fossil fuels is often used as the main reason to switch to alternative energy to generate power.

    In the South Pacific nation of Tonga, it is the cost of diesel that has made renewable energy more attractive in recent years.

    As Al Jazeera's Stephanie Scawen reports from Nuku'alofa, the high price of power is forcing the entire country to change the way it uses electricity.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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