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What Country Powered Itself Entirely On Renewable Energy For 75 Days?

What Country Powered Itself Entirely On Renewable Energy For 75 Days?

By Stephen Edelstein 1,011 views Mar 26, 2015 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Arenal volcano, Costa Rica, by Flickr user Adam Baker (Used under CC License) Enlarge Photo The idea of an electricity grid powered entirely by renewable energy may seem like a utopian dream, but one country has recently achieved it, albeit briefly. That would be little Costa Rica, which claims to have powered itself using only renewable energy for 75 days. CHECK OUT: World's First Entirely Renewable-Energy Place: Wind-Swept Scottish Island (Feb 2014) This was largely thanks to heavy rainfall, which powered four hydroelectric plants during that period, the state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute told The Independent . No fossil fuels have been used to generate electricity since December 2014, authorities say. Costa Rica, by Flickr user Alex (Used under CC License) Enlarge Phot...

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