Record: Costa Rica lived on renewable energy for 300 days

A small country with five million inhabitants, 300 days lasted only for electricity generated from renewable sources. The previous record set in the country in 2015 - when she was able to hold out for 299 days.

Record: Costa Rica lived on renewable energy for 300 days

Most of the country receives electricity from hydropower. On her account for nearly 78 percent of all electricity. Next comes the wind power - it accounts for about 10 percent. They bring the same amount of geothermal sources.

All the country from fossil fuels is not yet exactly refuses, because the remaining days of the year it is and uses them. In addition, transport, too, is still here - cars drive on diesel fuel and gasoline, and for cooking and heating homes is often used gas. However, with the development of electric vehicles market we have begun to appear low-end models are available for each. And heating with cooking can eventually translate into electricity. Head of Renewable Energy of Costa Rica is sure that there are no compromises in this matter can not be, so the country will continue to experiment and achieve complete abandonment of fossil fuels.