Puerto Rico passes 100% renewable energy legislation

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Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives passed Monday the final version of the Energy Public Policy Act, which will now be sent to Gov. Ricardo Rosselló for enactment.

“Once signed by Governor Ricardo Rosselló, Puerto Rico will join Hawaii and California in establishing a transition to 100 percent renewable energy,” the group said.

It allows for the replacement of coal-burning plants with any other fuel as a transition toward 2028, when burning coal for energy will be banned.

Prepa Executive Director José Ortiz said the utility will use natural gas as a transition to renewables, arguing that the technology, although advancing, is currently too expensive. …

An excerpt from Caribbean Business