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    Carlos Alvarado Announced a Ban on Fossil Fuels in Costa Rica

    Last Wednesday, May 16th, 2018, Costa Rica’s new president Carlos Alvarado announced a ban on the use of fossil fuels, according to Telesur TV...

    First Woman to Lead the ICE Will Bet On Modernizing Entity Businesses

    The executive president of the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) will have a woman in the head for the 1st time in history. The...
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    2018 Could Be the Year of Consolidation for Electric Cars in Costa Rica

    Say goodbye to gas stations, oil changes, filters, maintenance of the exhaust system, and spark plugs. Now it will depend 100% on electricity and...
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    Savings Rates and Technologies Slow Demand for Electricity

    The trend could force to modify planning of future generation projects; entrepreneurs and IDB study recommend solar and wind power production. Eleven years ago, demand...

    7 Useful Backpacker Gadgets

    If you are going on a backpack trip, you will have to pack as light as you can. Get rid of unnecessary luggage and start...
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    The Osa Peninsula – No Power, No Problem

    No electricity seems to be a big problem normally. That usually means no clean laundry, no hot showers, and worst of all, no Netflix....

    Helping The Environment Right From Your Kitchen

    When properly informed on what appliances to buy for your kitchen, you can save energy as well as cash, while helping the environment. When you...

    Energy Efficiency Conference a Great Success

    The international Energy Efficiency Conference was a great success, judging by the turnout and the response of those who attended.  The Conference was held...

    Costa Rica has the Cleanest Energy Matrix in the World

    In July of this year, a report published by a French organization, Organization Ren21, revealed that Costa Rica has been recognized as the country where...

    ENERGY EFFICIENCY CONFERENCE

    This 2016, on Friday, September 30, Costa Rica is invited to participate in the upcoming “Energy Efficiency Conference”.   You may be wondering, “what is...

    Scotland Produces Wind Energy to Power Country for Entire Day

    On a particularly stormy day, where wind speed measured up to 115 mph, blowing across most of the land, Scotland's wind turbines generated more...
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    Franklin Chang Sets an Example for Private Energy Production

    Dr. Franklin Chang is taking on Costa Rican development once again. A new solar farm proposed by Dr. Franklin Chang’s Ad Astra Rocket Company will...

    Tax Breaks, Solar Connections and $10 Plasma Reactors

    Recent news suggests now is the perfect time to make the jump to alternative energy in Costa Rica. A new Costa Rican bill proposes tax...
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    Costa Rica Electricity Rate Increase Comes as a Shock

    Back in March, the state utilities regulator announced that Costa Rica had met its yearly energy demand almost exclusively with renewable resources and, therefore,...

    Costa Rican Company Saves ¢600,000 Per Month Thanks to Solar Panels

    After installing solar panels to generate all their electricity, the Costa Rican company Florex has been able to save ¢600,000 per month. The vice president...

    ARESEP Proposes Drastic Electricity Rate Reduction for April

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - This morning the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) proposed to reduce electricity prices by up to 20%. This reduction...

    Adiós Whopper: Burger King Closes Four Franchises in Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - BK Central has announced the closure of four Burger King franchises in Costa Rica, leaving 39 people without...

    Costa Rica Government Admits They Have Not Lowered Electricity Rates as Promised

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Minister of Environment and Energy (MINAE), Edgar Gutiérrez, acknowledged to ADN Radio 90.7 FM how difficult it...

    Costa Rica Moves Forward With Plans to Use Burned Trash for a Waste-to-Energy Recycling...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - A regulation for solid waste management by municipalities will be published in March, allowing local Costa Rica governments to generate...

    Costa Rica Seeks $302.9 Million for Renewable Energy Advancements and Border Crossing Modernizations

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Costa Rica will work on the modernization of its border crossings and boost renewable energy in 2015. To accomplish...

    Caribbean Mega Port Will Utilize Solar, Wind, and Tidal Systems to Generate Power

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The new ocean terminal in Moin, Limon will operate on clean energy through solar panels, wind turbines and...

    Savings Alert! Big Drop in Fuel Prices Expected Next Week Will Also Lower Costa...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Car and motorcycle owners can look forward to a big discount in the price of gas next week:...
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    Costa Rica Introduces Solar Energy Surplus Buyback Plan for Homes and Businesses

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Regulatory Authority for Public Services (Aresep) has announced that their plan for families or businesses to use...

    Heredia’s Public Service Bills Go Green; Join the Paperless Movement Before 2015

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The monthly bill for water and electricity in Heredia will be delivered via email after January 1, according...

    International Report Finds Costa Rica is 20% More Expensive Than the Rest of Latin...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The 20th Annual State of the Nation Report revealed that the cost of living and doing business in...

    October Marked a Substantial Price Increase for Eggs, Beans, and Cilantro in Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The prices of goods and services registered an overall of 0.29% in October compared to September, but the...

    Free Helpline Gives Costa Rica Kids a Voice

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The hotline for minors provided by the National Board for Children (Pani) by dialing 1147, will be free...

    San Rafael and San Isidro de Heredia Will be Without Electricity Tomorrow

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Due to maintenance work at the Concepcion Substation, residents of San Rafael and San Isidro de Heredia will...

    World Bank Experts Increase Costa Rica's 'Doing Business' Credibility

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Costa Rica improved five points in the global ‘Doing Business’ ranking released by the World Bank, from position...

    Upcoming Conference Will Determine the Future of Solar Energy in Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Currently considered the greenest country in the world with almost 90% of its energy mix from renewable sources,...

    Costa Rica Fire Departments Discourage Charging Cell Phones Near the Bed

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Do you often leave your computer or cell phone charging near or on your bed while you sleep? Watch...

    ARESEP Approves a 3.7% Tariff Increase for ICE Customers

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Regulatory Authority for Public Services (Aresep) approved a 3.7% increase in electricity rates for customers of the...

    Costa Rican Organizations Look to Solar Panels to Reduce Energy Bills

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Members of the Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica (ICRC) attended the Congress on Photovoltaic Solar Energy which seeks to...

    Bolivia Aims to Produce 100% of Their Power Through Hydroelectric Plants by 2018

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Bolivia may begin to cover one hundred percent of its domestic electricity demand in 2018 with the production...

    New Private Wind Farm Comes to Tilarán

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The consortium formed by the Spanish company Acciona Energy and the Costa Rican society Ecoenergía Group have started...

    Consumers Beware! Costa Rica Electricity Prices Not Expected to Drop Anytime Soon

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Achieving a reduction in electricity rates will not be effective in the short term, at least that´s what...

    El Niño Will Torment Costa Rica's Central Valley Over the Next 3 Months

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The next three months could be critical for the people of La Cruz, Cañas, Liberia, some areas of...

    Price of Costa Rica's Regulated Goods and Services Rose 8.3% in 2014

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Economists of the Aldesa Values claim that the prices of regulated goods and services such as electricity, water,...

    Big Energy Users in Costa Rica are Outraged They Will Pay More Over the...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The decision of the government of the Republic not to proceed with a reduction in the price of...

    Diquís Hydroelectric Project Will Not Interfere With UNESCO Archeological Sites

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) –The Diquís hydroelectric project to be built in the south of the country, will not affect the four archaeological...
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