Tuvalu update.

Tuvalu, the world’s forth smallest nation and one of the hardest hit by the effects of climate change, hopes to rely solely on clean energy by 2020.

The island, located between Australia and Hawaii, is seeing rapidly rising sea levels.

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The country’s largest football stadium has already been covered in solar panels which now supplies 5% of the energy needed by the country’s capital.

After only 14 months, the first step in Tuvalu’s mission has reduced consumption of generator fuel shipped from New Zealand by 17,000 tons and saved 50 tons of CO2 from being released in the atmosphere.

-Lacey T.

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