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Six more countries, including France, join alliance to ban oil and gas

Reuters: A fledgling international alliance to halt new oil and gas drilling added six members on Thursday during the U.N. climate conference but did not get the support of any major fossil fuel producers or the British government, host of the talks. The absence of more widespread backing reflects the difficulty of imposing blanket policies […]

November 12, 2021 Read More →

G-20 to focus on stopping financing of foreign coal-fired power plants

Bloomberg ($): Group of 20 diplomats have all but given up on their lofty goal of consigning coal to history and are instead closing in on a more modest plan to stop governments funding foreign coal-fired power plants, according to people familiar with the situation. With the energy crisis changing the dynamics of diplomatic talks, […]

October 25, 2021 Read More →

Seven countries sign on to UN plan to “consign coal to history”

Bloomberg ($): Seven countries have signed a pledge initiated by the United Nations to stop building new coal power plants, with the aim to gather more signatures before the global climate summit COP26 in Glasgow next month. The No New Coal agreement is the latest attempt to try and piece together a global phase-out of […]

September 24, 2021 Read More →

Global renewables leader Costa Rica mulls expansion of offshore wind The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the Vice-ministry of Energy and Environmental Quality (MINAE) of Ministry of Environment, and Energy and Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) have kicked-off a joint initiative to build knowledge about the local benefits of offshore wind and explore pathways for its future development and growth in Costa Rica. The […]

September 2, 2021 Read More →

Denmark, Costa Rica seek countries willing to speed end of oil and gas

Reuters: Denmark and Costa Rica are trying to forge an alliance of countries willing to fix a date to phase out oil and gas production and to stop giving permits for new exploration, government ministers said and documents showed. Burning fossil fuels is the main source of the greenhouse gas emissions heating the planet, but […]

August 25, 2021 Read More →

Costa Rica’s electricity generation was 99% renewable in 2019

Renewables Now: Costa Rica generated 99.15% of its electricity with renewable energy sources in 2019, according to the latest report by the National Centre for Energy Control (CENCE). Gross power production in the Central American country totaled 11,312.85 GWh, of which only 95.64 GWh were generated by thermal power plants. The renewables share rose from […]

April 27, 2020 Read More →

Group of Latin American countries sets goal of 70% green energy by 2030

Reuters: Latin American countries have set a collective target of 70 percent renewable energy use by 2030, more than double what the European Union is planning, Colombia’s energy minister said, ahead of her country’s October renewables tender. Colombia presented the target at the United Nations Climate Action Summit this week, where world leaders were asked […]

September 27, 2019 Read More →