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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…

Lawmakers exclude full hybrids from electric cars bill
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Lawmakers exclude full hybrids from electric cars bill

L. Arias - February 5, 2017

A legislative committee on Government Affairs has dismissed a series of motions seeking to include non-plug-in hybrids – cars powered by hydrogen or solar energy – in a tax-exemption bill focused…

Costa Rica to end year with mostly renewable electricity sources
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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…

Electricity rates to go up starting July
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Electricity rates to go up starting July

L. Arias - June 28, 2016

Costa Rica's Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) announced Tuesday that electricity rates for all but one of the country's providers will go up starting next month. The agency said…

Reventazón, Central America’s biggest hydroelectric project, goes online
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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…

Regulatory Authority approves lower electricity rates except for San José, Cartago residents
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Regulatory Authority approves lower electricity rates except for San José, Cartago residents

L. Arias - March 29, 2016

The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) on Monday approved new electricity rates that mostly will benefit residents outside the Central Valley. New rates will apply starting in April and…

Costa Rica seeks to boost electric, hybrid cars
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Costa Rica seeks to boost electric, hybrid cars

L. Arias - February 19, 2016

Costa Rica ended 2015 with an impressive 98 percent of its electricity generated from renewable sources. But the country is still highly dependent on fossil fuel consumption for transportation. Now the…

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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