No, Puerto Rico’s New Climate-Change Law Is Not a ‘Green New Deal’

On April 11, Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló signed into law the Puerto Rico Energy Public Policy Act, which commits the island to powering itself exclusively from renewable-energy sources by the year 2050 and phasing out all coal plants by 2028. Under the law, the electric grid will be broken up into a quilt of mini- and microgrids to facilitate solar-power development at all scales, as will the monopoly currently held by the deeply troubled government-owned Puerto Rico Electric...


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