Coldplay chooses solar farming project to kick off eco-tour

It is funding the project in Costa Rica, in which its sustainability tour begins

‘No country has met its people’s needs without overusing natural resources for 30 years’

Every nation has abused planetary boundaries to meet its citizens’ needs, a new study claims

COP26 Live: Wales pledges to put an end to licensed oil and gas production

Wales has joined an alliance led by Denmark and Costa Rica pledging to stop licensing oil and gas production

COP26 Live: Campaigners urge government to scrap Oil and Gas Authority

A climate change think tank has urged the UK to replace the regulator with a Clean Energy Authority

Costa Rica receives UN’s highest environmental honour

The Central American country has won the UN Environment Programme’s 2019 Champions of the Earth award

Costa Rica aims for net zero emissions by 2050

The country’s electricity mix consists of a 95% share of renewables

Costa Rica hits 300 days of clean power so far in 2017

Costa Rica has produced 100% of its energy from renewables for 300 days this year. That’s according to the Costa Rican Institute of Electricity (ICE), which says the Central American nation has beaten its own green power record, when renewable output matched consumption for 299 of 2015’s 365 days. With more than a month of […]

Renewables power Costa Rica for more than two months

Costa Rica has been powered entirely by renewable energy for more than two months straight and counting. The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE), the country’s state-owned utility, said 150 days of renewable energy have been generated in total this year. Traditional power sources were last used to generate electricity on 16th June. Roughly 80% of […]

Costa Rica closed 2015 with 99% renewable energy

Costa Rica generated 98.9% of its electricity from renewable sources in December. That’s according to the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) which stated hydropower and geothermal plants generated 88% of the energy mix. Solar, wind and biomass accounted for 10.8%. Between 1st of January and 17th of December 2015, the country generated 100% of its power from […]

Green season kicks off at Costa Rica football stadium

Costa Rica’s first football stadium powered by solar panels is now fully operational. The array at Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium has a capacity of 260KW and will generate around 400,000kWh per year. That is expected to help the stadium save $148,000 (£94,720) in electricity costs annually, according to La Liga Deportiva Alajuelense football club. The solar panels […]