There are a lot of things to love about Costa Rica. It has great weather, tremendous biodiversity, no army, and top-notch education and health care. Now, the Country is also even greener than ever. According to Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE), the country has produced 100 percent of its electricity without fossil fuels for the first 75 days of 2015. Wind, solar and biomass got a strong boost from hydropower, which benefited from heavy rains.   Costa Rica made a decision and it is determined to become, as a country, carbon-neutral by 2021, which seems an achievable goal given that the country is currently meeting around 95% of its energy needs from renewables, most of sourced from hydroelectric power plants, geothermal energy, wind farms, and biomass.   This is a remarkable decision if we see the general numbers from the biggest countries in the technology business and the energy sources they use to generate electricity. In a quick analysis, we can see that “dirty” energy sources are the main ones:   India: Close to 65% of the electricity used in 2014 were not clean, being coal the most important one (62%), and the others petroleum (0.5%) and Nuclear (2.5%)   […]