Costa Rica prepared for this season’s harsh weather, energy officials say
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Costa Rica prepared for this season’s harsh weather, energy officials say

L. Arias - February 26, 2017

Despite harsh climate conditions, there's no need to worry — yet — about the ability of Costa Rica's hydroelectric plants to support the country's energy needs, the state-run…

Regulator approves decrease in electricity rates for next quarter
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Regulator approves decrease in electricity rates for next quarter

L. Arias - December 22, 2016

The sustained decrease in the use of fossil fuels to generate electricity in recent months resulted in lower electricity rates that will apply for the next quarter. The Public…

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…

This Oregon company wants to build electric cars in Costa Rica
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This Oregon company wants to build electric cars in Costa Rica

Jill Replogle - October 10, 2016

In early September, some of the people seemingly best placed to help Costa Rica reduce emissions from transportation — the Achilles heel of the country’s carbon neutrality…

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.…

Costa Rica makes nuclear fusion history with plasma discharge
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Costa Rica makes nuclear fusion history with plasma discharge

L. Arias - June 30, 2016

Researchers at the Technology Institute of Costa Rica (TEC) announced the first discharge of high temperature plasma in Latin America on Wednesday, joining an elite group of countries who…

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…

Homes, businesses that produce renewable energy can now store it in the grid
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Homes, businesses that produce renewable energy can now store it in the grid

L. Arias - April 8, 2016

The pricing model for net metering, which will enable Costa Rican homes and businesses that generate their own electricity to store surplus in the grid, enters into force…