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.