Federal Study Reveals Puerto Rico’s Full Transition to Renewable Energy by 2050 is Achievable

Amid chronic power outages and an aging electric grid, federal officials assert that Puerto Rico’s transition to 100% clean energy by 2050 is entirely achievable, according to a comprehensive report developed over two years by the U.S. Department of Energy and FEMA.

Puerto Rico’s Clean Energy Vision

In the face of persistent power outages and a deteriorating electric grid, Puerto Rico stands at a crossroads, with federal authorities affirming the island’s potential to transition entirely to clean energy by 2050. This optimistic outlook, detailed in a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Energy alongside the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), challenges the skepticism surrounding Puerto Rico’s ambitious clean energy targets. The report emerges as a beacon of hope, underscoring the feasibility of reducing the island’s heavy reliance on fossil fuels, which account for approximately 97% of its electricity production.

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