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Government updates Costa Rica decarbonization efforts
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Government updates Costa Rica decarbonization efforts

The Tico Times - February 24, 2021

The Costa Rican government on Wednesday updated the progress of the country's decarbonization efforts. The Presidency says 90.7% of the 2022 targets are underway, while 25% of…

Costa Rica launches first electric bus route in San José
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Costa Rica launches first electric bus route in San José

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 23, 2021

Costa Rica on Tuesday launched its first electric bus service, marking the official start of a pilot plan that aims to electrify transportation throughout the capital. The…

Costa Rica testing new trains, preparing for April debut
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica testing new trains, preparing for April debut

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 2, 2021

Residents of the Greater Metropolitan Area may have noticed a new addition to Costa Rica's public-transportation sector this week. The Costa Rican Railway Institute (INCOFER) is testing…

Electric vehicle adoption rate in Costa Rica remains low
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Electric vehicle adoption rate in Costa Rica remains low

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 29, 2020

Costa Rica this year added 727 new electric vehicles for a total of 3,106 registered in the country, according to the Presidency. Some 330 of those were purchased…

Costa Rica’s electric grid powered by 98% renewable energy for 6th straight year
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s electric grid powered by 98% renewable energy for 6th straight year

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 18, 2020

The Government of Costa Rica expects the country will generate more than 99% of its electric energy from renewable resources in 2020. That means Costa Rica will…

New trains en route to Costa Rica from China
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New trains en route to Costa Rica from China

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 14, 2020

Eight self-propelled train carriages are en route to Costa Rica from China, the Presidency announced Monday. The first batch of four will be received "in the coming…

World Bank grants Costa Rica $60 million for communities that protect forests
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World Bank grants Costa Rica $60 million for communities that protect forests

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 12, 2020

The World Bank and Costa Rica signed an agreement for $60 million to reward local communities that reduce carbon emissions caused by deforestation, the two parties reported…

Costa Rica launches crowdfunding campaign for northern reforestation
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Costa Rica launches crowdfunding campaign for northern reforestation

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 9, 2020

Costa Rica on Wednesday launched a fundraising campaign titled "Huella del Futuro" with the goal of planting 200,000 trees in nine northern cantons by September 2021. In…

News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Wednesday
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News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Wednesday

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 25, 2020

Happy Wednesday from The Tico Times! Here's the news you should know as a new day starts in Costa Rica. **** The Legislative Assembly approved a $250…

Decarbonization will bring significant economic benefits to Costa Rica, study says
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Decarbonization will bring significant economic benefits to Costa Rica, study says

AFP and The Tico Times - November 24, 2020

Costa Rica's decarbonization plan, which seeks to transform the economy through low-emission transport and production systems, will provide the country with net economic benefits of $41 billion…