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Sun Mar 22, 2015, 06:48 PM

 

Yes, it's a small country, but Costa Rica just went 75 days on 100% renewable energy.



Well done Costa Rica, well done. 

The Cental American country has achieved a major clean energy milestone, meeting 100 percent of its power demand with renewable energy for 75 straight days.  

“The year 2015 has been one of electricity totally friendly to the environment for Costa Rica,” the state-owned power supplier Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) said in a press release.  

The 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.

Link: http://www.sciencealert.com/costa-rica-powered-with-100-renewable-energy-for-75-days

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Reply Yes, it's a small country, but Costa Rica just went 75 days on 100% renewable energy. (Original post)
JaneyVee Mar 2015 OP
NYC_SKP Mar 2015 #1
oldandhappy Mar 2015 #2
Cha Mar 2015 #3
PatrickforO Mar 2015 #4
a la izquierda Mar 2015 #6
Leith Mar 2015 #5
MADem Mar 2015 #7
valerief Mar 2015 #8
ffr Mar 2015 #9
Tuesday Afternoon Mar 2015 #10

Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 06:53 PM

1. Lots of rainfall, but they're ahead in infrastructure to use it.

 

I've always admired them.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 07:09 PM

2. yippee!!!!!

This is how it starts.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 07:39 PM

3. That's exciting, encouraging,and inspiring! mahalo Janey

Costa Rica!

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 08:23 PM

4. Oh oh. Costa Rica has been doing ENTIRELY too well!

The Costa Rican people are CLEARLY groaning under the yoke of (gasp!) socialism!!

Any country to the south of the United States that goes socialist is going to get a regime change! Get the CIA! Have them stage a coup and put some violent tin-pot dictator in power!

Then, call in the Chicago boys for a little 'shock and awe' capitalism. Privatize, deregulate and end those awful socialist programs such as universal health care!

I'll tell you, when we MARCH in there, the Costa Ricans are gonna greet us as LIBERATORS!

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 08:51 PM

6. The poverty there is disheartening.

I just got back from there.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 08:30 PM

5. Excellent!

That is wonderful news. It's good to know that it can be done on the small scale. Next: large scale!

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 09:44 PM

7. It's a demonstration project!!! Out of acorns mighty oaks grow!!!

Hey, solar power, I read somewhere, has come down eighty percent in cost in the last decade or so--there will come a day when Big Oil can Kiss Our Collective Asses. The energy companies are going to have to get in on the wind/wave etc. scene, and maybe branch out and start providing materials and services that are useful in that kind of renewable energy economy.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 11:16 AM

8. Way cool!!! nt

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 11:36 PM

9. And the linked Website's main picture is beautiful

Just the way nature made it, lovely rain forests, ecosystems and all.



Instead of the concrete and steel man made deserts that cannot sustain life on their own.

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Mon Mar 23, 2015, 11:39 PM

10. good on them !! way to go, Costa Rica !!

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