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

Costa Rica to end year with mostly renewable electricity sources
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica to end year with mostly renewable electricity sources

L. Arias - December 16, 2016

The state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) reported that most of the electricity so far this year came from renewable sources. The agency said in a statement that…

Costa Rica, Japan move forward with geothermal energy project
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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…

Restaurant grease turned cooking gas for Guanacaste police station
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Restaurant grease turned cooking gas for Guanacaste police station

L. Arias - August 22, 2016

Used cooking grease from 30 restaurants in Santa Teresa de Cóbano, one of the most popular beach destinations in Guanacaste, is providing cooking gas for the local Tourism Police precinct.…

Kiva, Viogaz offer microloans for biodigesters in rural Costa Rica
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Kiva, Viogaz offer microloans for biodigesters in rural Costa Rica

L. Arias - May 13, 2016

What if you never had to go to the store to buy one of those unwieldy propane tanks again? Better yet, what if you could make your…

Costa Rica’s electricity mostly from renewable sources in 2016
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Costa Rica’s electricity mostly from renewable sources in 2016

L. Arias - April 16, 2016

Despite severe drought conditions across most of the country, 97 percent of electricity generated during the first three months of this year came from renewable sources, the…

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

Zach Dyer - March 30, 2016

Central America’s largest hydroelectric project is officially online. After six years of construction, the first of the Reventazón dam’s five turbines was synchronized and expected to be connected…

Astronaut Franklin Chang’s Ad Astra to develop hydrogen-fueled transportation in Guanacaste
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Climate Change
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Astronaut Franklin Chang’s Ad Astra to develop hydrogen-fueled transportation in Guanacaste

L. Arias - March 29, 2016

Ad Astra Rocket, the company of former NASA astronaut Franklin Chang Díaz, signed an agreement Monday with EARTH University to research and develop hydrogen-powered transportation in Costa Rica's…

Electricity rates for ICE customers to drop in January
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Electricity rates for ICE customers to drop in January

L. Arias - December 17, 2015

Stable fuel prices expected next year will come with lower electricity rates as the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) on Thursday dismissed an increase in rates requested by the Costa Rican Electricity Institute…

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