A bill that seeks to authorize the Costa Rican Oil Refinery (RECOPE) to venture into the production of alternative energy for public transportation is making progress in the Congress.
Legislators discussed the latest changes to the reform proposed by Michael Arce, from the National Liberation Party (PLN).
According to Arce, the purpose of the initiative is practically forcing RECOPE to migrate towards the development of unconventional and clean energy for public transportation, which accounts for 70% of hydrocarbon-based energy consumption today.
In order to meet the goals we have set as a country aiming to carbon neutrality, we need to migrate to alternative, clean and environmentally friendly energy, and that is what we are looking for with this project,”
said the legislator.
Lawmakers are discussing the motions to the proposal in the Committee on Economic Affairs, and afterwards they’ll return to the plenary to decide its approval in the first and second readings.