Learning from the massive destruction of its infrastructure by Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is now treading a new path towards sustainability and resilience. The island has just joined the club of cities and countries committed to having all its electricity needs met by renewables by 2050.
The first target of 40% renewables is set for 2025!
The bill terms old systems “inefficient and unreliable” while mandating “affordable electricity for all consumers” and provision of service even if companies responsible for it go bankrupt. The bill has already passed the Senate and is waiting to be signed by the island’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló.