AROUNDTHEWORLD.COOP #9 | RENEWABLE ENERGY COOPERATIVES | COSTA RICA

AROUNDTHEWORLD.COOP #9 | RENEWABLE ENERGY COOPERATIVES | COSTA RICA

Cooperatives of the Americas

The film "Renewable energy coops in Costa Rica: a fair model for a clean future" presents three rural energy cooperatives that provide sustainable economic, social, and environmental development, by distributing clean energy in all corners of the country: from the urban areas to the most remote settlements.

Being almost 90% of the consumed energy clean, Costa Rica is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2021. The three energy cooperatives produce energy from multiple renewal energy sources: hydroelectric energy (COOPELESCA), solar energy (Sector Coope Guanacaste, and COOPELESCA), and wind energy (COOPESANTOS R.L.).

These cooperatives enable an integral development of the region, which is not only promoted by empowering the economic development of the local farmers but also by the wealth distribution among the members of the cooperative.

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