(12 December 2017) – As in mid-November 2017, Costa Rica has been running for 300 days on a mixture of hydro, wind, geothermal, biomass, and solar energy.
Costa Rica may be a small country (pop.: 5 millions), but it aims high when it comes to clean energy. in 2015, it generated 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources for 299 days, and back in 2016, it ran for 271 days on anything but fossil fuels.
Now it appears it’s just bested its 2015 achievement, having run for 300 days on a mixture of hydro, wind, geothermal, biomass, and solar energy. This stellar record goes hand-in-hand with the government’s plan to become carbon neutral by 2021, a deadline that was set up more than 10 years ago.
According to a new report by the Costa Rican Institute of Electricity (ICE), with a few weeks left of 2017 to go, it looks likely the total number of clean energy-powered days will increase. (IFLScience)