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Renewable Energy: Costa Rica’s Energy Independence

You may recognize Costa Rica for its lush tropical rainforests and breathtaking beaches. However, Costa Rica has been making headlines in recent years for a...

Costa Rica announces charging grid for electric vehicles

The stations will allow the users of electric vehicles to charge 80 percent of the car battery within 20 minutes.

Clean energy leader Costa Rica turns attention to electric cars

Costa Rica likes to advertise itself as an ecological paradise, where more than 98 percent of its electricity needs are met by clean energy. But in the automotive industry, it is lagging behind with just 600 out of 1.4 million private vehicles running on electricity rather than gas or diesel.

Costa Rica hits renewable energy mark for fourth year in a row

In 2018, just 1.44 percent of the country's electricity came from fossil fuel plants, the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) said in a statement.

Costa Rica’s electricity mostly from renewable sources in 2016

ICE president Carlos Manuel Obregón said the strategic location of the country's reservoirs allows it to maximize rainfall collection, mostly from the highlands and the Caribbean region.

Homes, businesses that produce renewable energy can now store it in the grid

Costa Rican homes and businesses that generate electricity through solar and other renewable sources can store surplus in the grid starting Friday.

Costa Rica boasts clean energy — and bad car pollution

With an electricity grid supplied by hydroelectric dams across rivers, from the heat of its numerous volcanoes, and from wind and the sun, the small Central American nation expects 97 percent of its energy generation to come from renewable sources this year.

Deadline approaching for Costa Rica to set distributed generation fees

Bright sunshine isn’t anything new to Costa Rica, but broad, consumer-based distributed generation solar power soon will be, following the recent publication of an executive decree on the issue.

Costa Rica legislature to hear bill allowing ‘green’ geothermal projects in national parks

Despite declarations from the executive branch that the Costa Rican government will not pursue geothermal electricity development in national parks, the office of governing Citizen Action Party legislator Ottón Solís is working on a bill to allow it in three volcanic protected areas.

Obama’s new greenhouse-gas rules will pay off

The best historical precedent for the Environmental Protection Agency's action comes from Ronald Reagan. He's not exactly known as the environmental president, but he took the decisive steps toward solving an earlier air pollution problem: destruction of the ozone layer.
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