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    Tonga turns to alternative energy

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    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.