Costa Rica taps into renewable energy sources

City in Costa Rica

More than a decade ago, the Central American country set a goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2021. It’s going well.

Over a 300-day period in 2017, hydrocarbons generated less than ½ of 1% of Costa Rica’s electricity. The rest came from renewable sources1:

  • Hydropower provided 78.26%
  • Wind brought 10.29%
  • Geothermal energy was 10.23%
  • Biomass and solar made up the remaining 0.84%


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Alexa Stone
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