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Costa Rica inaugurates country’s largest solar park
Climate Change
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Costa Rica inaugurates country’s largest solar park

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 31, 2019

Costa Rica on Saturday inaugurated the country’s largest solar park, which the government says will provide electricity to 5,000 homes. Located in Pocosol of San Carlos, Alajuela,…

Almost all of Costa Rica’s energy has come from renewable sources since 2014
Electricity
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Electricity
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Almost all of Costa Rica’s energy has come from renewable sources since 2014

AFP - July 12, 2018

Costa Rica has generated 98.53 percent of its electricity from renewable sources over the past four years, using its rivers, volcanoes, wind and solar power. “Basing [electricity]…

Power overload in Panama causes outage in Costa Rica
Business
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Business
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Power overload in Panama causes outage in Costa Rica

L. Arias - July 2, 2017

An overload in the Central American Transmission System in Panama caused a power outage at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Costa Rica. It also partially affected power in Nicaragua, El…

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