domingo, febrero 05, 2012

Carmelo Ruiz: Controversial energy projects in Puerto Rico

Cleaner Energy Sources Prove Divisive

By Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero

SAN JUAN, Jan 24, 2012 (IPS) - As Puerto Rico seeks to lower soaring utility rates while simultaneously shifting toward cleaner energy sources, it faces grassroots opposition to two major projects even though at least one is 100-percent renewable.

Objections to the projects – a natural gas pipeline and wind installation – revolve mostly around their locations, underlining the complex interests involved in actually implementing changes to the island's power grid.

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