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…

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.…

Costa Rica makes nuclear fusion history with plasma discharge
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Costa Rica makes nuclear fusion history with plasma discharge

L. Arias - June 30, 2016

Researchers at the Technology Institute of Costa Rica (TEC) announced the first discharge of high temperature plasma in Latin America on Wednesday, joining an elite group of countries who…

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 to host third International Sustainable Building Congress
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Costa Rica to host third International Sustainable Building Congress

Jill Replogle - May 10, 2016

Sustainable cities, green building, public space and renewable energy are a few of the themes to be explored at the third International Sustainable Building Congress this month…

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…

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

L. Arias - April 8, 2016

The pricing model for net metering, which will enable Costa Rican homes and businesses that generate their own electricity to store surplus in the grid, enters into force…

US inflames debate on climate finance with plan for UN talks
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US inflames debate on climate finance with plan for UN talks

Reed Landberg and Ewa Krukowska | Bloomberg - December 2, 2015

PARIS - The United States fired the opening salvo in the debate about financing the fight against climate change, suggesting the United Nations ask more countries to…

Costa Rica honored at Paris climate talks with message on Eiffel Tower
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Costa Rica honored at Paris climate talks with message on Eiffel Tower

The Tico Times - November 30, 2015

Costa Ricans gushed with pride Monday as Paris lit up its most celebrated architectural gem with the phrase "100% Pura Vida." The message on the Eiffel Tower…

A Paris climate change talks primer for Costa Rica
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A Paris climate change talks primer for Costa Rica

Jill Replogle - November 28, 2015

Hotels are filling up in Paris over the weekend as delegations arrive from the 195 nations that will participate in the climate talks that start in the…

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