Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a presidential constitutional republic covering over 52,000 square kilometers with a population of over 4,500,000 inhabitants. Costa Rica is divided into seven provinces, which in turn are divided into 81 cantons. Costa Rica is an upper middle-income country. Costa Rica has a great diversity of species and ecosystems, with approximately one quarter of the country’s territory under some category of environmental protection.

Costa Rica is pulling off a feat most countries just daydream about: For two straight months, the Central American country hasn’t burned any fossil fuels to generate electricity. That’s right: 100 percent renewable power. This isn’t a blip, either. For 300 total days last year and...
Sectors: Energy, Generation
Country: Costa Rica
La iniciativa de ley que permite al Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (INCOFER) endeudarse hasta en un 40 por ciento del total de sus activos para ejecutar proyectos como el tren eléctrico interurbano recibió este martes el aval en primer debate en el Congreso. La capacidad de...
Country: Costa Rica
Costa Rica generó con fuentes limpias el 97.1% de la electricidad que consumió durante el primer trimestre de 2016, informó ayer el estatal Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE). "Este porcentaje destaca en la época más seca del año (el verano) y en un período con un significativo...
Country: Costa Rica, Nicaragua
Ad Astra Rocket, the company of former NASA astronaut Franklin Chang Díaz, signed an agreement Monday with EARTH University to research and develop hydrogen-powered transportation in Costa Rica’s northern province of Guanacaste. The agreement puts back on track a stalled project of Chang’s designed...
Sectors: Energy, Generation
Country: Costa Rica
Costa Rica. El Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), empresa estatal que tiene a su cargo el monopolio de la generación eléctrica en Costa Rica, anunció cada periodo en el que pudo dejar de lado el uso de combustibles e hidrocarburos para la generación de energía.
Sectors: Energy, Generation
Country: Costa Rica
The National Structural Materials and Models Laboratory has raised concerns about the deterioration of a concrete cap poured over rock face to hold back the hillside along the route during heavy rains. If action is not taken in the near term, LANAMME said drivers could be in danger of landslides.
Sectors: Transport, Roads
Country: Costa Rica
APM Terminals Moin has announced a number of port project updates enabling Costa Rica’s future economic growth needs through a safe, world-class, high-productivity and environmentally-sustainable container terminal designed to serve the larger vessels entering the Latin American trades. Author:...
Sectors: Transport, Ports
Country: Costa Rica
2017
Nov 12
Socializar los resultados de las investigaciones que se realizan en instituciones públicas y privadas de la región centroamericana, en materia de ciencias de la tierra, medio ambiente y recursos naturales. Compartir experiencias sobre metodologías de diagnóstico y estrategias de respuesta a los...
Sectors: Others, Urban
Country: Costa Rica