Costa Rica & renewable energy

With all the not so great news in 2016 I thought this was a pretty uplifting story to close out the year:

Costa Rica used 98% renewable energy in 2016

Like they mention in the article, CR is small and has unique natural resources to make this happen but hopefully other Central American and Caribbean countries will follow their lead and start making a major impact on global CO2 emissions.  If enough nations switch to renewables then maybe there will be enough peer pressure and technological scale to get the U.S. on the right track as well.  

It is a new year, anything is possible, right?