Costa Rica taps into renewable energy sources
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%