Small Island Powered by Coconut Oil, Sunlight

  • Small Island Powered by Coconut Oil, Sunlight

    The political head of the New Zealand islands of Tokelau recently announced a new energy policy that would seem quite outlandish to most individuals living in first world nations.

    Abandoning traditional energy sources, Tokelau will be completely powered by sunlight and coconut oil.

    Both rich in resources and looking for sustainable energy alternatives, the three small islands that make up Tokelau have decided to take advantage of their abundance of coconuts and persistently strong sunshine.

    The 1,500 residents residing in Tokelau will be among the first to experience the switch to an energy system ran entirely on renewable resources.