Cyclone struck Puerto Rico aims for 100% renewables, but new rules favour gas


FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY WON’T RELENT … ‘A bill put forth last week by leading Puerto Rico senators pushing for major energy policy reform for the island makes some noteworthy commitments to renewable energy.

Unfortunately it would do little to shut down the rush to natural gas development that threatens to crowd out investment in renewables.’

Repeating Islands

A report by Cathy Kunkel forRenew Economy.

A bill put forth last week by leading Puerto Rico senators pushing for major energy policy reform for the island makes some noteworthy commitments to renewable energy.

Unfortunately it would do little to shut down therush to natural gas developmentthat threatens to crowd out investment in renewables.

On the one hand, the bill significantly strengthens Puerto Rico’s renewable portfolio standard to 50 percent by 2040 and 100 percent by 2050. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló backs the move — and took credit for the measure in a tweet last week.

The proposal is consistent with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s (PREPA) fiscal plan, which reduces the fossil fuel budget by $400 million to $500 million per year in order to bring the authority out of bankruptcy.

While this is an important policy statement, it’s worth remembering that Puerto Rico…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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