Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced the Puerto Rico Pledge for Climate Change, a historic initiative that aims to combat climate change and create a more environmentally sustainable island.
PLANS TO ACCELERATE RENEWABLES
A profile of energy consumption and generation in Puerto Rico by the federal agency U.S. EIA.
Assured Guaranty helps provide funding for public projects such as the construction of hospitals, schools, roads and bridges. We have done this in Puerto Rico and in cities and communities across America. Our goals are…
Affordable, low-carbon electricity for healthier and more prosperous communities
In September, 2017, Puerto Rico’s power grid was devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria. SEPA welcomes the opportunity to help Puerto Rico design a power grid that takes advantage of the latest technologies and business…
By Nicole Acevedo and Ben Kesslen 1/8/20
“We’ve never been exposed to this kind of emergency in 102 years,” Gov. Wanda Vázquez said as the island grapples with ongoing aftershocks and assesses the damage.
By Paola Rosa-Aquino 9/25/19
Could a solar-powered uprising reshape Puerto Rico?
Two years after Hurricane Maria, residents of San Isidro are still struggling to rebuild. Now, their only option for relief may be to relocate….
In the two years since Hurricane Maria, the Urban Design Lab has been working with the small island community to design resilient homes, community centers, and sustainable infrastructure. …
La generación del “yo no me dejo” is about to merge with Generation Green New Deal as climate strikes take place worldwide. …
Puerto Rico, still recovering from 2017’s devastating Hurricane Maria, is now facing down Tropical Storm Dorian.The storm is expected to reach the island at near hurricane…
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, efforts to rebuild Puerto Rico’s electrical system offer lessons for boosting energy security
A resilient electrical production and distribution system is possible — if we learn from past experience.
By Umair Irfan 4/17/19
The island is undertaking one of the most aggressive turns toward clean energy in the United States.
By E.A. Crunden Photo: Ricardo Arduengo/ AFP/ Getty Images 4/9/19
Transitioning away from fossil fuels is proving challenging for the island.
By Robin Whitlock 4/8/19
The Puerto Rico Community Foundation will promote a model for community-owned solar at the House Committee on Natural Resources hearing on the Status of the Rebuilding and Privatisation of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority…
By Iulia Gheorghiu 3/26/19
The Puerto Rico state legislature adopted on Monday a bill that would set a 100% renewable portfolio standard (RPS) by 2050 as part of a broader package of energy reforms.
By Daniel Cusick 11/21/18
Puerto Rico has ambitious plans to transform its hurricane-battered electric grid to rely entirely on renewable energy by 2050. The move is part of a multimillion-dollar program to reduce the U.S. territory’s carbon footprint and…
By Jane Palmer 3/23/18
“Maria didn’t cause everything. Maria just revealed to the world how we are living.”