“Green” Pura Vida? Costa Rica’s Renewables Conceal Dependence on Oil

Costa Rica News – Costa Rica saying it ran in 100% renewable energy is not so true.
Unless you’ve avoided social media for the last week, you probably know that last year, Costa Rica was able to produce 98% of its electricity without oil – a feat that most larger and wealthier countries have never accomplished.
Over the past few days, reports of Costa Rica’s 271 days of fossil-fuel free electricity have made their way to almost every corner of the internet.
The news has bolstered the Central American country’s already outstanding environmental reputation – but the excitement has masked another less-than-green truth about Costa Rica’s energy use: the country’s demand for oil is actually growing.
The country uses a mix of hydro, wind and geothermal to power the

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