Costa Rica Goes For 75 Days Straight With Zero Emissions

Hana LaRock
This country knows what to do when it comes to clean energy.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is setting an example for the rest of the world by using 100 percent renewable energy to power itself for 75 consecutive days, according to Science Alert.

That's right, for 75 straight days, that's 2 1/2 months, with zero emissions.

How was this possible? Well, major rainfall at the beginning of the quarter was collected at hydroelectric power facilities throughout the country, which was enough to avoid burning fossil fuels for energy – for all of January, February and every day so far in March.

Of course, Costa Rica doesn't use only rain water as a renewable energy. The country utilizes all sources of energy, from wind to biomass and solar energy.

Costa Rica achieved something great with this news, and they are still moving forward, setting an example for countries around the world.