If Costa Rica continues to thrive on renewable energy sources, it will likely match the record it set last year when it ran for 285 days! And, if this is accomplished, the Latin American country will prove once again that fossil fuels are no longer necessary to keep the lights on.
TreeHugger reports that Costa Rica has been able to surpass 113 days running completely on renewable energy by relying on hydro power, solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal energy sources. Due to the nation’s heavy tropical rainfalls, it is more equipped than other countries to thrive on clean energy.
Within the next five years, Costa Rica intends to free itself entirely from fossil fuels.
Finally, this isn’t the first time the country has proven its commitment to the environment and wildlife. In 2013, Costa Rica closed the last of its zoos and freed all captive animals. Now, if we can get the rest of the planet on board.