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

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…

Costa Rica to participate in UN General Assembly this week
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Costa Rica to participate in UN General Assembly this week

The Tico Times - September 21, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado will participate this week in the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Costa Rican Presidency announced.  In a message to be…

BBC highlights Costa Rica: ‘The road to the world’s first zero-carbon country’
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BBC highlights Costa Rica: ‘The road to the world’s first zero-carbon country’

The Tico Times - June 2, 2020

The BBC on Monday published a feature story highlighting Costa Rica's efforts to decarbonize by 2050. While Costa Rica promotes an eco-friendly ideal, "for those familiar with…

Costa Rica presents its plan for GAM electric passenger train
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Costa Rica presents its plan for GAM electric passenger train

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 5, 2020

The Costa Rican Presidency and the Costa Rican Railroad Institute (INCOFER) on Monday provided further details about an ambitious electric train network meant to revolutionize transport in…

Costa Rica launches plan to adopt electric buses
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Costa Rica launches plan to adopt electric buses

AFP and The Tico Times - March 5, 2020

Costa Rica will launch this year a pilot plan to electrify its transportation in buses, with 15 units that will circulate throughout the country, the government and…