Renewables 2016-Global Status Report was published in July by French organization Ren21. It stated that Costa Rica is the country with the largest use of renewable sources in its energy matrix.
The study analyzed 2014-2015 data collected by local, electric power institutions and placed Costa Rica over 131 countries from five continents.
The five countries with the largest use of renewable sources are Costa Rica (99%), Uruguay (94.4%), Austria (70%), Djibouti (65%) and Sweden (63.3%).
In contrast, developed nations such as Spain (37.8%), Italy (33.4%), Germany (28.2%), France (18.3%) and Japan (12.2%) present low percentages.
Costa Rica, as well as Cape Verde, Dominica, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Vanuatu and Djibouti have set goals to reach 100% of electricity generation from renewable sources in the coming years.
According to the National Center for Energy Control (CENCE), Costa Rica does not use oil to generate electricity since June 17th, 2016.