Costa Rica has aggressively pursued the development of cleaner forms of power over the past decade, and the country has just hit a new milestone. Costa Rica has managed to only generate power from renewable resources for a full 300 days. This sets a new record for the country, following last year’s feat where it managed 250 days of completely renewable power generation.
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Local communities are at the forefront of the clean energy transition in Germany, with some villages relying 100% on renewables. Neuerkirch and Külz are two small villages in Western Germany – of 300 and 500 souls respectively. And yet, they feel a part of something bigger that goes even beyond the country’s energy transition, the ‘Energiewende’. “We are happy that we don’t have to be supplied by Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia,” the mayor of Neuerkirch, Volker Wichter, told journalists during a visit organised by the German government’s European Climate Initiative. Neuerkirch and Külz abandoned their old fossil fuel heating system for a 100% renewable heating system – a biomass plant supplies 75% of the energy and a solar thermal plant provides for the rest. Only a few homes are not connected to the central system.
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