Costa Rica Celebrates 113 Days of 100-percent Renewable Energy (and Counting)

By August 23, 2016Renewable Energy
Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park

Cat DiStasio posted a great story in the Inhabitat design blog about Costa Rica’s impressive goal of becoming the first carbon-neutral country by 2021.

“Costa Rica is much more than a lush, green tourist paradise; it’s also a green energy pioneer. The small Central American nation has generated 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources for the past 113 days, and the run isn’t over yet. The country, which draws clean energy from a variety of renewable sources, still has its sights on a full year without fossil fuels.

With a 113-day stretch of 100-percent renewable energy under its belt and several months left in the year, Costa Rica is edging closer to its target. Costa Rica could be on track to match the record set with its renewable energy production last year, which accounted for 99 percent of the country’s electricity. That included 285 days powered completely by renewable sources, according to the Costa Rican Electricity Institute.”

Read the whole story.