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Costa Rica explores using the ocean to generate electric power
Electricity
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Electricity
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Costa Rica explores using the ocean to generate electric power

AFP and The Tico Times - January 27, 2020

Costa Rica, which has one of the cleanest electricity grids in the world, is exploring the possibility of using ocean waves and tides as power generators to…

Costa Rica launches special credits for electric cars, taxis and buses
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica launches special credits for electric cars, taxis and buses

AFP and The Tico Times - October 1, 2019

The three state banks of Costa Rica presented on Tuesday credit lines with preferential conditions for the purchase of electric vehicles, taxis and buses, as part of…

Costa Rica will run on more than 98% renewable energy for fifth consecutive year, government says
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica will run on more than 98% renewable energy for fifth consecutive year, government says

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 24, 2019

The Government of Costa Rica expects the country will generate more than 99% of its energy from renewable resources in 2019. That means Costa Rica will have…

UN names Costa Rica as ‘Champion of the Earth’ for environmental efforts
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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UN names Costa Rica as ‘Champion of the Earth’ for environmental efforts

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 20, 2019

The United Nations has selected Costa Rica as its 2019 Champions of the Earth award for policy leadership, the organization announced Friday. Citing Costa Rica's plan to…

Hundreds of GAM traffic lights now run on solar power
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Hundreds of GAM traffic lights now run on solar power

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 11, 2019

Hundreds of traffic lights in Costa Rica's Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) now run on clean energy. A press release from Casa Presidencial says that 80 of 132…

Costa Rica inaugurates Las Pailas II geothermal plant, boosts sustainable energy production
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica inaugurates Las Pailas II geothermal plant, boosts sustainable energy production

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 24, 2019

Costa Rica on Tuesday inaugurated Palais II, a geothermal plant in Curubandé de Liberia, Guanacaste that "places the country at the forefront" of sustainable energy infrastructure. A…

Costa Rica seeks to modernize urban transportation with electric train
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica seeks to modernize urban transportation with electric train

AFP and Tico Times - October 4, 2018

Costa Rica wants to reorganize its chaotic transport system and start decarbonizing its economy with a modern electric train that will run through the country's main cities,…

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…

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
Business
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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…