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Green island 'back to diesel'

The 95 residents of Britain's first "green" island, Eigg, are being asked not to use kettles, toasters or other kitchen appliances after uncharacteristically mild weather caused a critical shortage of power.

In 2008 Eigg's islanders turned to wind and rain to provide all their electricity. Maggie Fyffe, Secretary of the Eigg Heritage Trust, explains the island's energy problems.

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