As the race for sustainability continues, Costa Rica reached a monumental success of sustaining their energy with 100% renewable resources.
A recent report published by Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean revealed Costa Rica sustained 100% renewable energy production for 76 days between the months of June and August this year. The Costa Rica remains at the head of renewable energy sustainability, marking their recent success as the second time in the last two years that 100% renewable energy was sustained for more than two months. The achievement brings the total of 2016 to 150 days of sustained renewable energy.
Furthermore, Costa Rica’s National Centre for Energy Control (CENCE) announced that the 16th of June, 2016, was the last day in its history in which fossil fuels were used for power production. The country now tends towards energy production through means of hydroelectric, geothermal, wind and solar energy. In August, 80% of all of Costa Rica’s electrical demand was met through hydroelectricity alone.
“These numbers will be powered by Reventazon. We prepared to give to Costa Rica on 16 September the largest power project in Central America, which will bring 305.5 megawatts of firm and renewable for the benefit of all sectors of the country’s energy, “
Says Carlos Manuel Obregon, chief executive of the Institute Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE).
Costa Rica continues to achieve higher levels of environmental responsibility through their efforts to protect species and provide clean energy for all the residents within. It is entirely likely Costa Rica, including Ice Land, Sweden, Denmark, as well as many other countries will achieve carbon neutrality through their extensive programs that continue to strive for sustainability. It is through the efforts of all the residents within that such accomplishments can be achieved, influencing future generations to care for the environment, restoring what has already been damaged on the planet.