ICE could sell surplus electricity to neighboring countries
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ICE could sell surplus electricity to neighboring countries

L. Arias - April 10, 2015

The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) asked the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) to outline a plan to sell its electricity surplus to Central America’s Regional Electricity Market…

San Ramón public school receives landmark solar panels
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San Ramón public school receives landmark solar panels

Robert Isenberg - November 13, 2014

A few years ago, U.S. expat Michael Styles came up with an idea: He wanted to bring solar panels to San Ramón, a bucolic town in the…

Citizen group voices support for government moratorium on thermal conversion of solid waste to electricity
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Citizen group voices support for government moratorium on thermal conversion of solid waste to electricity

L. Arias - October 1, 2014

A new citizen group called “Hacia Basura Cero” ("Towards Zero Trash") joined the ongoing discussion over the government’s temporary ban on the thermal processing of solid waste…

Municipalities challenge moratorium on solid waste gasification projects
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Municipalities challenge moratorium on solid waste gasification projects

L. Arias - September 17, 2014

The National Association of Municipalities (ANAI) on Wednesday will present a complaint to an administrative court challenging a moratorium on the use of trash to generate electricity.…

Costa Rica to sign loan with Japan for expansion of geothermal energy projects
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Costa Rica to sign loan with Japan for expansion of geothermal energy projects

L. Arias - August 18, 2014

A delegation led by President Luis Guillermo Solís on Monday will meet with representatives of the Japanese government to sign a $550 million loan to finance the…

Let the gas prices climb, but give us electric cars
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Let the gas prices climb, but give us electric cars

Jonathan Harris - July 11, 2014

The World Cup games are over, at least for Costa Rica, and we’re more than proud of La Sele. It's been a landmark year for Costa Rica.…

Tico astronaut Franklin Chang offers President Solís a plan to optimize energy use
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Environment and Wildlife
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Tico astronaut Franklin Chang offers President Solís a plan to optimize energy use

L. Arias - May 20, 2014

Former NASA astronaut and Tico scientist Franklin Chang Diaz on Tuesday met with Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís to deliver a series of proposals aimed at…

Costa Rica opens the door to more renewable energy generation
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Costa Rica opens the door to more renewable energy generation

Corey Kane - April 3, 2014

Small-scale energy production, such as solar panels, saw a regulatory hurdle removed, and its growth could help combat late dry season energy rationing and reduce the country’s…

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ICE chief promises compromise on geothermal energy in national parks

The Tico Times - April 24, 2013

By John McPhaul | Special to The Tico Times Staff Costa Rica Electricity Institute (ICE) Executive President President Teofilo de la Torre said ICE will resubmit a proposal…

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Guanacaste Conservation Area favors environmentally sensitive geothermal project

John McPhaul - April 12, 2013

Would Costa Rica destroy 10 percent of its National Theater to obtain a load of gold, or would it settle for a lesser amount and preserve a…