Dutifully picking up where his carbon neutrality-aspiring predecessor left off, newly elected Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado made quite the pledge at his inauguration ceremony: by 2021 — the year of Costa Rica’s bicentennial — the preternaturally happy Central American nation will have completely weaned itself off the use of fossil fuels.

“Decarbonisation is the great task of our generation and Costa Rica must be one of the first countries in the world to accomplish it, if not the first,” proclaimed Alvarado, a 38-year-old former journalist and member of the left-leaning Citizens’ Action Party (PAC). “We have the titanic and beautiful task of abolishing the use of fossil fuels in our economy to make way for the use of clean and renewable energies.”

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