This report is from the Hawaii Reporter. Pacific Islands Aiming For Energy Self-Sufficiency BY PHIL MERCER – SYDNEY – Citizens on the South Pacific island atolls of Tokelau are to become the first in the region to rely entirely on renewable energy. Officials say a hybrid system of solar energy and coconut oil will be supplying enough power for every resident on Tokelau by the end of the year. The pledge comes after 20 small island nations announced new plans to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels at a conference organized by the United Nations in Barbados. Tokelau officials say … Continue reading Our tiny, poor neighbours are going renewable. Why aren’t we?