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Thursday April 20th, 2023 morning edition

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Costa Rica added in 2022 the eighth consecutive year of generating more than 98% of its electricity with five renewable sources.

Between January 1 and December 20, the country reached 99.25% production with its national resources, according to data from ICE's National Electricity Control Center (CENCE).

This percentage also allowed it to meet 98.68% of the national demand with clean sources.

Also, as of December 20, Costa Rica had sold 747 gigawatt hours (GWh) in the Regional Electricity Market (MER).

These profits – coming from 100% renewable energy – are directed to the Variable Cost of Generation (CVG), which allows lower rates for residential, commercial and industrial customers.

In 2023 we will not have increases due to ordinary requests, with which we give a strong boost to boost the economy”, explained Roberto Quirós, ICE Electricity manager.

The electricity demand in Costa Rica –which includes the sales of the eight distribution companies– will close with an increase of more than 4% in 2022. »

An Eagle Who Adopted a Rock Becomes a Real Dad

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A usually mild-tempered bird, Murphy gently rotated his rock, less shaped like an egg than a small meteorite, as though to incubate it.

A sign on the eagles’ enclosure attempted to abate visitors’ concern, noting that Murphy was “not hurt, sick, or otherwise in distress.”

Perhaps it was fate, then, when an orphaned eaglet, just a week or two old, was brought into the sanctuary this month, having survived a fall from a tree during a storm in Ste. »

Marjorie Taylor Greene shut down by GOP committee chair after she calls Homeland Security Secretary a liar at hearing

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Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene on Wednesday was blocked from further participation in a House Homeland Security Committee hearing after she broke House rules by calling Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas a “liar” while questioning him on the Biden administration’s border policies.

The committee’s GOP majority voted to table the motion, and Ms Greene was permitted to resume speaking.

He added that Ms Greene was “no longer recognised,” meaning she could not finish her questioning of Mr Mayorkas. »

Mayor Dumps Tons of Trash on Beach so Clean-Up Campaign Has Something to Remove

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A mayor in South Korea is under fire for dumping tons of garbage on an area beach so that volunteer clean-up crews had something to remove.

Lee Dong-jin, the mayor of Jindo County, admits he had the trash carted in because apparently there wasn't any for his constituents to remove.

He added that "100 percent" of the trash placed on the beach was removed by volunteers, and none of it had made its way into the ocean. »