Monday, April 13, 2009

Costa Rica

As always, Thomas L. Friedman's recent column left me feeling informed and hopeful. (No) Drill, Baby, Drill highlights Costa Rica's efforts and policies to protect biodiversity by placing one minister in charge of energy, environment, water, mines, and natural resources and by implementing the "payment for environmental services" strategy. Did I mention the nation banned oil drilling and get 95% of their energy from renewables (hydro-electric, wind and geo-thermal)?

Pretty cool, if you ask me.

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