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The percentage of electricity that is generated domestically from low-carbon sources.

Costa Rica: 99.8% low-carbon power

Low-carbon power ranking: 6

99.8% of the electricity in Costa Rica is generated from low-carbon energy sources. This is based on data compiled by {{ source }} for the year {{ YEARS.getYear() }}. The primary low-carbon power source is Hydropower. Average emissions from electricity in Costa Rica is 24 to 55.7 gCO2eq / kWh. Where do our emissions numbers come from?

Significant changes of low-carbon power in Costa Rica

Years Change Main cause
1995 → 2000 82.4 → 99.1% Increase of Hydropower
2014 → 2020 88.1 → 99.8% Increase of Hydropower

Low-carbon power in Costa Rica compared to selected regions

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Electrification of energy in Costa Rica

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