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MOPT: Half of San José’s traffic lights will be solar-powered by year’s end
Costa Rica
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MOPT: Half of San José’s traffic lights will be solar-powered by year’s end

L. Arias - June 22, 2017

The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) is moving forward with its plan to replace traffic lights in the capital with solar-powered systems. The ministry will begin the third…

Ombudsman’s Office opposes hikes in electricity rates for CNFL
Business
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Business
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Ombudsman’s Office opposes hikes in electricity rates for CNFL

L. Arias - June 13, 2017

Officials from the Ombudsman's Office attended a public hearing at the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) to voice their rejection of two hikes in electricity rates requested by…

New taxi cooperative plans an all-electric fleet in Heredia
Electricity
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Electricity
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New taxi cooperative plans an all-electric fleet in Heredia

Mitzi Stark - April 19, 2017

Recommended: The ultimate guide to taxis in Costa Rica We've seen the ‘Red Fleet’ of licensed taxis in the streets; the porteadores, or private chauffeurs; the illegal…

Reduced electricity rates this year? Don’t hold your breath
Business
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Business
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Reduced electricity rates this year? Don’t hold your breath

L. Arias - April 8, 2017

Chances of seeing a decrease in monthly electricity bills this year is not very likely for customers of the two main state-owned power companies. Over 700,000 customers…

Earth Hour in Costa Rica saved more electricity than in 2016
Conservation
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Conservation
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Earth Hour in Costa Rica saved more electricity than in 2016

L. Arias - March 27, 2017

Homes and businesses that joined Earth Hour 2017 and turned off the lights on Saturday allowed Costa Rica save an amount of electricity equivalent to the average…

Costa Rican indigenous women to learn about solar power in India
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican indigenous women to learn about solar power in India

L. Arias - March 9, 2017

Four indigenous women belonging to Costa Rica's Gnöbe Bugle ethnic group will learn how to build, set up and maintain solar panels to bring electricity to their community in…

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

L. Arias - February 26, 2017

Despite harsh climate conditions, there's no need to worry — yet — about the ability of Costa Rica's hydroelectric plants to support the country's energy needs, the state-run…

Regulator approves decrease in electricity rates for next quarter
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Business
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Regulator approves decrease in electricity rates for next quarter

L. Arias - December 22, 2016

The sustained decrease in the use of fossil fuels to generate electricity in recent months resulted in lower electricity rates that will apply for the next quarter. The Public…

This Oregon company wants to build electric cars in Costa Rica
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Business
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This Oregon company wants to build electric cars in Costa Rica

Jill Replogle - October 10, 2016

In early September, some of the people seemingly best placed to help Costa Rica reduce emissions from transportation — the Achilles heel of the country’s carbon neutrality…

Costa Rica, Japan move forward with geothermal energy project
Clean energy
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Clean energy
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Costa Rica, Japan move forward with geothermal energy project

L. Arias - August 31, 2016

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

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