Posts tagged: Costa Rica

Soon A Texas Town Will Run On 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Deep in the renewable heart of Texas By Mary Beth Griggs Renewable energy is having its moment in the sun…and wind, and water. Costa Rica managed to run on 100 percent renewable power for over 75 days. And in Texas, a state historically associated with oil wells, one metropolis is determined to achieve the same […]

10 Sustainability Trends for Eco-Lux Hotels in 2015

It is always risky to make predictions for the future, but based on our observations and conversations with guests at our sustainable luxury hotels and lodges in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, we feel very confident that we will see the following trends and developments evolve for 2015. 1.  Off the beaten path beats tourism clusters […]

Billionaire Larry Ellison Has A Brilliant Plan To Make Green Energy Affordable With His Hawaiian Island

By: Julie Bort Larry Ellison has huge, impressive plans for the Hawaiian island of Lanai, which he bought in 2012. It will become “a laboratory for building the next generation two-way power grid, which will be a mix of photo-tech (solar), with a little bit of wind with a backup of liquefied natural gas,” he […]

Costa Rica opens the door to more renewable energy generation

Small-scale energy production, such as solar panels, saw a regulatory hurdle removed, and its growth could help combat late dry season energy rationing and reduce the country’s reliance on petroleum. The country’s electricity regulator, the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP), announced a series of changes on Wednesday. Owners of micro-generators such as solar, wind turbines […]

Celebrate Spring with 5 Green Ideas

Celebrate Spring with 5 Green Ideas to Revitalize your Body, Home … To celebrate spring, the Rainforest Alliance has developed five green ideas to revitalize your body, home and mind, and give a boost to the planet while ensuring sustainable livelihoods. Tweet