Puerto Rico passes historic 100% renewable energy legislation

After Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico in 2017, the island was without energy for months, making it an incredibly pain-staking process to deal with the aftermath of the tropical storm.

To make sure that never happens again, Puerto Rico has passed a bill that sets the island on a path to 100 percent renewable energy. The bill, which received bi-partisan support, bans coal plants by 2028 and reduces the utility approval time of commercial and industrial solar projects.

The changes are intended to create a more resilient island built upon state of the art technology that transcends the diesel and coal-fired centralized generation electricity model, towards a clean, more decentralized energy system with local, renewable resources at its center.

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