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Costa Rica Renewables

How Costa Rica Generates 99% of its Electricity from Hydropower, Geothermal, Wind, Solar, and Biomass, Not Fossil Fuels

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  1. Presentation by Prof. Daniel Cohan of Rice University

  2. Presented to Journey through the Panama Canal Alumni Cruise, 3 pm, 31 January 2016

  3. Last Update: 15 February 2016
  4. Costa Rica Renewable Electricity

  5. Costa Rica, at 99% renewable in 2015, would narrowly top Norway on this chart.
  6. Note that >80% of Costa Rica electricity is from hydropower
  7. Backup Generation is from diesel generators, but rarely needed
  8. As 2015 went on, renewables became dominant, even hitting 100% some months.
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