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Costa Rica Goes 300 Days Using Only Renewable Energy

By Carly Sitzer

After setting a record in 2015 for the most consecutive days of using solely renewable energy, Costa Rica has bested themselves and beat their own record by going 300 straight days using only renewable energy. 

The country gets its clean energy from a variety of sources, with hydropower being the largest provider — making up 78 percent of the country’s renewable energy, per Newsweek. Wind and geothermal energy each make up 10 percent of the nation’s clean energy, followed by biomass and solar each at around 1 percent. 

While the feat of nearly one year using only clean energy is an impressive feat, there is a bit more to the story: The figure only applies to electricity — and gas usage for powering vehicles and providing heat were not surveyed.