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Costa Rica adopts electric transport law to reduce emissions

The initiative eliminates sales, customs and circulation taxes for electric vehicles and allows them to use municipal parking facilities free of charge.

Power overload in Panama causes outage in Costa Rica

Traffic Police Director Mario Calderón reported that there were 71 accidents during the power outage throughout the country.

New taxi cooperative plans an all-electric fleet in Heredia

While the country still awaits the electric car age, one taxi cooperative is ready to go.

Costa Rica prepared for this season’s harsh weather, energy officials say

The ICE noted that so far this year it has only turned to thermal plants as backup generation sources.

Costa Rica, Japan move forward with geothermal energy project

Japan has agreed to loan Costa Rica $224 million to finance part of the construction of a geothermal project in Liberia, Guanacaste.

Restaurant grease turned cooking gas for Guanacaste police station

Used cooking grease from 30 restaurants at Santa Teresa de Cóbano, one of the most popular beach destinations in Guanacaste, is providing a local police station with biogas for its kitchen.

Costa Rica makes nuclear fusion history with plasma discharge

Researchers at the Technology Institute of Costa Rica (TEC) announced the first discharge of high temperature plasma in Latin America on Wednesday, joining an elite group of countries who have made advances in harnessing nuclear fusion to produce clean energy.

Electricity rates to go up starting July

The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) announced Tuesday that electricity rates for all but one of the country's electricity providers will go up starting next month.

Kiva, Viogaz offer microloans for biodigesters in rural Costa Rica

What if you could make your own clean-burning fuel in the campo? San Francisco-based microfinance firm Kiva is partnering with Costa Rica’s Viogaz to offer loans for biodigesters in rural Costa Rica.

Reventazón, Central America’s biggest hydroelectric project, goes online

The first of the Reventazón dam’s five turbines went online this week. When the dam is fully operational, it will produce enough power for an estimated 525,000 homes.
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