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…

Costa Rica, Japan move forward with geothermal energy project
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Costa Rica, Japan move forward with geothermal energy project

L. Arias - August 31, 2016

Japan has agreed to loan Costa Rica $224 million to finance part of the construction of a geothermal project in Liberia, Guanacaste. Representatives of the Japan International Cooperation Agency…

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.…

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’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…

Reventazón, Central America’s biggest hydroelectric project, goes online
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Reventazón, Central America’s biggest hydroelectric project, goes online

Zach Dyer - March 30, 2016

Central America’s largest hydroelectric project is officially online. After six years of construction, the first of the Reventazón dam’s five turbines was synchronized and expected to be connected…

Astronaut Franklin Chang’s Ad Astra to develop hydrogen-fueled transportation in Guanacaste
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Astronaut Franklin Chang’s Ad Astra to develop hydrogen-fueled transportation in Guanacaste

L. Arias - March 29, 2016

Ad Astra Rocket, the company of former NASA astronaut Franklin Chang Díaz, signed an agreement Monday with EARTH University to research and develop hydrogen-powered transportation in Costa Rica's…

Electricity rates for ICE customers to drop in January
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Electricity rates for ICE customers to drop in January

L. Arias - December 17, 2015

Stable fuel prices expected next year will come with lower electricity rates as the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) on Thursday dismissed an increase in rates requested by the Costa Rican Electricity Institute…

Fuel prices in Costa Rica to remain stable through 2016, says RECOPE
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Fuel prices in Costa Rica to remain stable through 2016, says RECOPE

L. Arias - December 15, 2015

The Costa Rican Oil Refinery (RECOPE) delivered motorists good news as its most recent projections say fuel prices next year will remain similar to those registered this month. RECOPE’s…

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…