Costa Rica is being powered by 100% renewable energy!
The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) says the country’s zero-emission milestone was enabled thanks to heavy rainfalls at four hydroelectric power facilities in the first quarter of 2015. These downpours have meant that, for the months of January, February and so far March, there has been no need to burn fossil fuels to generate electricity.
Instead, Costa Rica has been powered primarily by hydro power – both pumped storage and run-of-the-river plants – and a mixture of geothermal, wind, biomass and solar energy. — Source
Costa Rica has been a front runner in eco-friendliness and nature conservation for a long time now, so it is no surprise that they should be the nation that first impresses in this regard too.
Let’s hope they remain powered by renewable & sustainable energy and may the rest of the world follow in their foot steps!