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Costa Rica Goes 300 Days Using Only Renewable Energy


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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.