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    Arenal Power Plant: 40 Years Generating Renewable Electricity

    Last Tuesday, December 4th, 2019, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Arenal Hydroelectric Plant in Tilarán Park

    Public Banks Improved Credit Conditions for the Purchase of Electric Vehicles

    This announcement was made by the directors of the banking entities together with the First Lady, Claudia Dobles, and the ministers of...

    North American – Costa Rican Cultural Center Installed 459 Solar Panels in San Pedro...

    The North American - Costa Rican Cultural Center (CCCN) continues to increase the generation of renewable energy in its facilities, now with...

    IDB Will Provide Costa Rica with US$ 500 Million Credit for Clean Energy Projects

    President Carlos Alvarado and the Minister of Finance, Rocío Aguilar, signed Law N° 9573 that will allow Costa Rica to receive financing of US$...

    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...

    Costa Rica: World Power in Renewable Energy

      Costa Rica is at the forefront of renewable energy production in Central America and is one of the countries that has invested the most...

    October 21st: International Day of Energy Saving

    October 21st has been declared the World Energy Saving Day. The energy sources we use in everyday life originate from processes that generate pollution...

    New Sustainability Tour Supports Regenerative Solutions

    Have you ever experienced sustainable community living? Are you interested in a rainforest adventure that explores solutions for living in harmony with nature? Come...
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    Costa Rica Exceeds 99% of Renewable Generation

    Geothermal generation shows sustained growth, following the temporary exit of operation Miravalles III by Hurricane Otto.  According to data from the National Energy Control...

    “Asia Super Grid” Proof That Countries Can Unite for Good Of The Planet

    Clean energy is becoming more viable and profitable around the world.  New wind and solar technologies are being developed in particular.  And businesses are...

    Costa Rica Used 100% Renewable Energy for 299 Days

    You probably didn't think it was possible, but it's true.  For 75 days straight in 2015, Costa Rica ran on 100% renewable energy, and...

    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...

    Efficient Energy Use

    Efficient use of energy is the goal of reducing the amount of energy required to use a certain appliance or product and has become...
    Dr. Franklin Chang is taking on Costa Rican development once again. | TCRN

    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...
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    Did Costa Rica Really Use 99% Renewable Energy in 2015?

    Recent developments call into question the validity of ICE’s claim. Costa Rica blew-up the media at the beginning of 2015, announcing it had gone 285...

    Costa Rica, Regional Leader In Clean Energy Production

    Costa Rica is the regional leader of clean energy, thanks to a plan that takes advantage of natural resources and climate change. During the first...
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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 Rica Continues to Run on 100% Renewable Energy

    In 2004, almost 47% of Costa Rica's energy came from renewable sources. Today, Costa Rica has gone 113 days using only renewable energy for...

    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...

    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...

    New Costa Rica Solar Powered Traffic Lights Will Save $384,000 Annually

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – A project proposed by the Directorate General of Traffic (DGIT) aims to provide renewable energy systems at about...

    Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Training for Costa Rica Hoteliers

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – On July 2 the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) has organized training at the La Fortuna hotel that...

    Central America Currently Has 279 Renewable Energy Projects in Development

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – At least 279 small renewable energy projects have been implemented in Central America with the support of international...

    Costa Rica and the UK Strengthen Shared Vision on Climate Change

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Costa Rican Foreign Minister, Manuel González, and the British Foreign Minister for Latin America, Hugo Swire, met in...

    Guatemala Installs the Largest Solar Power Plant in Central America

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Spanish Company, Gran Solar, the Guatemalan Green Group and the Swiss investment fund Ecosolar have inaugurated the...

    Cuban NGOs Push for More Renewable Energy Resources

    In Havana, the Cuban United Nations Association (ACNU) and the NGO Cubasolar have established a working group on renewable energy promotion for the island,...

    Rates of Private Renewable Energy Generators Will Be Defined in a Month

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)-The Regulatory Authority for Public Services (ARESEP) will define in a month the rates for private generators of renewable energy....

    Can the Earth Summit follow-up Rio +20 make a Difference?

    (TCRN) – The region’s largest environmental conference, the Rio+20, is being held in Rio de Janerio, Brazil on June 20 for 3 days to...

    Renewable energy on the rise in Latin America and CaribbeanEnergía renovable en aumento en...

    Washington, D.C., U.S.A. – Latin America and the Caribbean are the world’s cleanest regions when it comes to energy sources. Renewable sources meet 30% of...

    Costa Rica’s energy policy: An example to follow or to avoid?

    Costa Rica’s pioneering energy policy could be a reliable and cost effective alternative that will lead to a cleaner planet. But is that the case?

    Costa Rica to Double Power Generation Within 6 Years

    by MERCEDES R. AGUERO According to ICE's Expansion of Electricity Generation Plan for 2010-2021, next year and through 2016 ICE will operate at least 14...

    Wind Power in Costa Rica

    Inaugurated the first phase of wind farm in Guanacaste which began operating 30 of the 55 turbines that make up the wind farm. For...

    Capstone Turbine Names EXI – Electromec Costa Rican Distributor

    CHATSWORTH, Calif., Aug. 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, recently...
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