While the country still awaits the electric car age, one taxi cooperative is ready to go.
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.
During this year’s Earth Hour, Costa Rica saved 32 kilowatts, 2 more than in last year’s celebration.
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 ICE noted that so far this year it has only turned to thermal plants as backup generation sources.
The change in electricity tariffs will vary by company, but the average decrease will be 5.41 percent.
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.”
Japan has agreed to loan Costa Rica $224 million to finance part of the construction of a geothermal project in Liberia, Guanacaste.
The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) announced Tuesday that electricity rates for all but one of the country’s electricity providers will go up starting next month.
Costa Rica’s publicly-owned rail company has been given the green light to contract with private companies to create an electric rail system that the government hopes will help the country reduce carbon emissions and ease pressure on the country’s desperately choked roadways.