Can a Country Become Carbon Neutral by 2020?

Geothermal energy in Costa Rica

Carbon Neutral by 2020 – ( Solar Thermal Magazine)

In order for a country to have a short term goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2020 it needs to have some definite advantages up it’s sleeve. Iceland comes to mind with its vast network of geothermal vents exhausting fantastic amounts of free heat energy.

Costa Rica clean energy nation

Costa Rica clean energy nation

You may not think about Costa Rica as being in this category but consider that this small country of 5 million people went the first 75 days of 2015 using only renewable energy. The energy mix consisted of hydro electric, geothermal and solar power systems.

Costa Rica Hydro electric generation

Costa Rica Hydro electric generation

They intend to add even more geothermal to ensure that they hit their goal of being carbon neutral by 2020 and have funding for about 900 million dollars to complete the job.

Geothermal energy in Costa Rica

Geothermal energy in Costa Rica

About Gordon Smith
Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.