Costa Rica has charted another fresh energy accolade. So far this season, the Central American nation has conducted on 300 days of 100 percent power generation from renewable energy sources, based to the Costa Rican Institute of Electricity (ICE), which cited figures from the National Center for Energy Control.
300 days with six weeks left of 2017 to go, Costa Rica could surpass.
This feat bests its own 2015 listing of 299 days of 100 percent renewable generation. The nation went using renewable energy production.
Costa Rica now receives 99.62 percentage of its power from five renewable resources, the highest proportion since 1987. This year, 78.26 percentage of electricity came from hydropower, 10.29 percent from end, 10.23 percent from geothermal electricity and 0.84 percent from biomass and solar. ￼ ￼
Costa Rica has emerged as a global environmental pioneer, using it's frequent 100 percent renewable energy streaks and it's 2021 aim of becoming carbon neutral--a deadline place a decade ago.
In June, Costa Rica's government announced an aggressive plan to become the world's first nation to achieve a comprehensive national plan to eliminate single-use plastics from 2021.
The ICE also noted that 2017 is poised for this biggest season for wind production in the nation's history, together with 1,014.82 gigawatt hours generated by 16 wind turbines.