MOPT officials expect to end the year with a total of 235 solar-powered traffic lights operating in the capital.
MOPT seeks to replace all traffic lights in the Greater Metropolitan Area with solar-powered systems by 2022.
The CNFL asked for a 26.6 percent hike that would apply from July and a 13.75 percent starting in January.
The Ombudsman’s Office called the hike petition excessive and said it would affect both households and businesses.
Carlos Espinoza of Generation H with a picture of the Nissan LEAF.
Mitzi Stark / The Tico Times
While the country still awaits the electric car age, one taxi cooperative is ready to go.
Despite the fact that several new hydroelectric projects began operating recently, both the ICE and CNFL are raising rates.
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ICE Executive President Carlos Obregón and CNFL General Manager Víctor Solís will have to appear before a Legislative Assembly committee to explain the impact of the agencies’ investments on electricity rates.
Between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. this past Saturday, Costa Rica saved 32 kilowatts, 2 more than in last year’s Earth Hour.
(Via Grupo ICE)
During this year’s Earth Hour, Costa Rica saved 32 kilowatts, 2 more than in last year’s celebration.
The group of four women will develop a project to bring solar electricity to their indigenous community.
(Via Barefoot College Institute)
The Costa Rican women were awarded scholarships from the Government of India to enroll in Barefoot College Institute’s Solar Lighting program in Rajasthan for six months.
The Costa Rican Electricity Institute said levels at the country’s main reservoirs are stable, despite hotter than usual temperatures during the current dry season.
(Via Casa Presidencial)
The ICE noted that so far this year it has only turned to thermal plants as backup generation sources.
Customers of the National Power and Light Company will see the largest electricity bill reductions at 14.75 percent.
The change in electricity tariffs will vary by company, but the average decrease will be 5.41 percent.
The “Veep” from Venus Motors. The vehicle can be customized to include, for example, a hard or soft top and AC.
(Courtesy: Venus Motors)
Karla Hill from Venus Motors on why she moved the company from Bend, Oregon, to Guanacaste: “We can be a drop in the bucket in the U.S. but we can make a real difference in Costa Rica.”
Las Pailas plant is one of the three parts of ICE’s geothermal project currently under development outside Rincón de la Vieja National Park, in Guanacaste province.
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Japan has agreed to loan Costa Rica $224 million to finance part of the construction of a geothermal project in Liberia, Guanacaste.