Costa Rica aspires to go fossil fuel-free by 2021

May 14, 2018, 7:33 AM EDT
(Source: Christian Haugen/flickr)
(Source: Christian Haugen/flickr)

Costa Rica, the Latin American nation that’s been head and shoulders above the rest of the world with its climate policies, recently announced an ambitious plan to abolish the use of fossil fuels by 2021.

The country is already producing 99 percent of its electricity with renewables but public transportation remains Costa Rica’s “Achilles heel” in squeezing the carbon emissions, writes Earther.

While environmentalists and activists heap praise on Costa Rica’s ambitious goal, experts believe a fossil fuel-free state by next three years is a distant reality as the country lacks the infrastructure for this leapfrog, notes Mother Nature Network.