Costa Rica's electricity generated by renewable energy for 300 days in 2017

Costa Rica’s electricity has been produced entirely using renewable energy for 300 days since the start of January. 

With more than a month of 2017 to go, the Central American country is set to smash its own annual record of green energy use. In 2015 the nation went 299 days using only renewables. 

According to the Costa Rican Institute of Electricity (ICE), the nation of five-million people has also clocked up 201 consecutive days of total renewable energy production since 1 May. 

Costa Rica currently generates more than 99 per cent of its electricity using five different renewable sources;

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