After Pollution Crisis, Puerto Rico To Eliminate All Coal Power Next Year


Puerto Rico … LIBRE DE CENIZAS!! … ‘The island of Puerto Rico will end all coal-based power generation in 2020 , with Governor Ricardo Rosselló committing to a rapid transition to renewable energy. The announcement comes less that two weeks after the Puerto Rico Energy Public Policy Act (PS 1121) was approved by the Puerto Rican Senate.’

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A report by James Ellsmoor for Forbes.

The island of Puerto Rico will end all coal-based power generation in 2020 , with Governor Ricardo Rosselló committing to a rapid transition to renewable energy. The announcement comes less that two weeks after the Puerto Rico Energy Public Policy Act (PS 1121) was approved by the Puerto Rican Senate. The bill, which passed with bipartisan support, outlined how the island aims to reach 100% renewable energy by 2050.

Graffiti seen on a wall reads "Puerto Rico free of [coal] ash... Who Is Killing Us ?" near a landfill where coal waste is deposited in Tallaboa, Penuelas, Puerto Rico. For longer than most can remember, Puerto Ricans have paid some of the highest energy costs in the U.S. to a notoriously unreliable utility that neglected their grid for years and subjected local people to highly polluting toxins.

Graffiti seen on a wall reads “Puerto Rico free of [coal] ash… Who Is Killing Us ?” near a landfill where coal waste is deposited in Tallaboa, Penuelas, Puerto Rico. For longer than most can remember, Puerto Ricans have paid some of the highest energy costs in the U.S. to a notoriously unreliable utility that neglected their grid for years and subjected local people to highly polluting toxins.

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PS 1121 also mandated that coal-based power production would be…

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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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