Costa Rica uses clean energy – level 2

01-04-2015 15:00

Clean energy is so important to Costa Rica that it has laws which say that it has to use it. Amazingly, during the first 75 days of this year, Costa Rica used water, solar, heat from the earth and wind energies to power itself instead of burning fossil fuels. Costa Rica could do this because it has less than 5 million people and no industry for making things. Instead, it depends on tourism and agriculture.

Costa Rica wants to be carbon neutral by 2021 by mainly using heat energy. This will cost about 958 million dollars.

Difficult words: fossil fuels (oil and coal from the earth), agriculture (growing food), carbon neutral (not burning things to make energy).

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