Probably after reading this article at the thought of these places you will think of renewable energy, zero CO2 emissions and a country that has been able to go on for over 300 days without any kind of fossil fuel. But how did this small country become a point of reference not only for couples of young married couples?
In spite of appearances it is not the first time that Costa Rica has succeeded in the difficult task of eliminating the use of fossil fuels for long periods. Already in 2015 it had managed to go on for 299 days using 100% renewable energy and in 2016 it had succeeded "only" for 279 days. During the last year it seems that this small country has managed to repeat itself, exceeding the 300 days threshold, relying solely on geothermal, hydroelectric, solar, and wind energy and that deriving from biomass, all without ever using fossil fuels!
This goal was only possible thanks to the improvement of networks and the upgrading of clean energy power plants. The near independence of Costa Rica from the use of fossil fuels arrives well in advance of the government plan that imposed 2021 as a deadline to achieve this goal.
The small country was one of the first to want to abstain from the use of fossil fuels over a decade ago and it seems that this choice is starting to reward them. Obviously the case Costa Rica can be just one example for the other states and not a model to be taken as a reference, since it is a very small country compared to super powers like the US and China. However, it remains an excellent example.
Even the conformation of the land has helped Costa Rica very much to achieve this result. Few countries can in fact say they have the same natural resources suitable for exploiting hydroelectric and geothermal energy in this way.
Costa Rica has shown us, in its small way, how it is possible to move forward without fossil fuels despite what some of the most developed nations think. After all, this little earthly paradise is an example of how renewable energy works exactly like fossil energy!