Thoughts on Costa Rica’s 100% Renewable Energy Drive

Published On April 28, 2015 | News & Commentary

Terreco Environmental’s Louise Jupp offers some views.

A Quartz article recently highlighted the amazing work being done in Costa Rica to run the country’s energy system without fossil fuels.

Costa Rica is not the only place in the area committed to running on green energy. Bonaire, a Dutch island territory off the coast of Venezuela, operates at nearly 100% renewable energy, and will likely reach that milestone soon with the help of an unlikely energy source: algae.

Driven by China, global spending on renewable energy is on track for its first annual gain in three years (though it might not last). Iceland already gets all of its electricity from renewable energy sources, and about 85% of all its energy is produced by geothermal and hydropower sources. And three other European countries (Sweden, Bulgaria, and Estonia) have already hit their 2020 renewable energy goals. Read more here:


We thought that Terreco Environmental‘s assessment work here in South Africa might offer some interesting views on the above.

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