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Costa Rica Has Gotten All Of Its Electricity From Renewables For 75... 

Costa Rica got 100 percent of its electricity from renewables for 75 days straight this year, the state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) announced this week.The Latin American country hasn’t had to use fossil fuels at all so far in 2015, due to heavy rains that have kept hydroelectric power plants going strong. Wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal energy have also helped power the country this year.“The year 2015 has been one of electricity totally friendly to the environment for Costa Rica,” ICE announced in a press release in Spanish this week.This reliance on renewables has prompted the country to lower electricity rates by 12 percent. ICE predicts that rates will continue to drop for Costa Rican customers in the second quarter of the year.In 2009, Costa Rica announced its goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2021. Already, Costa Rica gets about 88 percent of its total electricity from renewable sources. Hydroelectric plants supply the bulk of that electricity — 68 percent — while geothermal plants provide about 15 percent, wind power provides 5 percent, and solar and biomass also contribute slightly to the country’s energy mix.Costa Rica’s reliance on hydroelectricity makes it vulnerable to climate change, however. A drought or even a slight change in rainfall patterns could disrupt Costa Rica’s supply of hydro energy, and since climate change is likely to alter rainfall patterns — making the rainy season come early or late, for instance — hydroelectric power could be disrupted in the future.Last year, Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly approved a $958 million geothermal project. Read the article

Comment by James Cole on February 22, 2015 at 10:05

Clint, Shlomo,

Thank you both for the information. The reason I was considering this purchase was that a friend of my ask about a machete a few days before the posting and at that price point I was going to buy it and give it to him. It however appears that this email campaign was not from the vendor, but someone who wished to amuse themselves.

Jim

Comment by Shlomo ben Maved on February 20, 2015 at 11:49

All these guys do is machetes:

Machete Specialists (http://www.machetespecialists.com/)

Comment by Clint Thompson on February 20, 2015 at 9:39

James...

Check this site out.  This is a common brand of Machete widely used in Central and South America where machetes are like an extension of your arm.  This is a good quality machete:  http://www.survival-pax.com/Tramontina-22-Polymer-Handled-Machete.h...

In my professional opinion, Ontario makes the best machete and it is made in the "USA".  On their website it sells for about $30 but on ebay one seller has it at $22.95 with free shipping.  See this ebay advertisement:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ontario-CT1-12-Traditional-Cutlass-8295-/40...


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Comment by Charles Sample on February 19, 2015 at 21:24

I tried it just to see what would happen.  It came up full price for me too with no way to get the reduced price.  I would suggest calling them and telling them you want the $7 price.

Comment by James Cole on February 19, 2015 at 21:03

Sorry, I followed the links and tried to order and it came up full price plus shipping.  Maybe ordering by phone would be different. 


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Comment by Tobias Gibson on February 19, 2015 at 11:52

That's not bad.  I know a lot of people have issues with 440 or even 420 on a big blade like this but if the blade is thick enough and the machete is used correctly, its really pretty good.  I wouldn't use it for heavy duty chopping but for clearing brush that would be an ideal chopper!


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Comment by Tobias Gibson on February 19, 2015 at 11:36

Indeed a fantastic price.  Does anyone know if it is 420 stainless or 1070 CS.

Comment by Jan Carter on February 19, 2015 at 11:10

That is a GREAT offer!

 
 
 

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