15 Apr '11, 6pm

Costa Rican Leaders and Businesses Promote Energy Efficiency Programs

I recently met with Costa Rican leaders and business executives about using energy efficiency to help Costa Rica meet its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2021. Talking with them was a breath of fresh air. It’s a relief to know that even as some U.S. lawmakers continue to deny the existence of climate change and some tried to hold the entire federal budget hostage in part because they did not want the Environmental Protection Agency to limit carbon pollution, other nations are busy trying to solve the climate threat. And American businesses in Costa Rica are helping get the job done. While I was in San Jose, several NRDC colleagues and I had lunch with the American Ambassador to Costa Rica Anne Andrew. Ambassador Andrew invited members of the American Chamber of Commerce to join us, so we could hear how the private sector is helping the nation meet its carbon neutrality ...

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