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Puerto Rico can provide resiliency to 100% of homes through solar expansion

March 01, 2021
Cathy Kunkel and Ingrid Vila Biaggi

Key Findings

Adopting the plan advocated by the Puerto Rican labor-environmental alliance Queremos Sol would mean the island wouldn't need to invest in new fossil fuel power plants or convert existing plants to natural gas.

Investing in renewables would lower costs, reduce price-volatility and provide resiliency to Puerto Rico

Cathy Kunkel

Former Energy Finance Analyst Cathy Kunkel has written reports and given expert testimony on the finances of Appalachian natural gas pipelines and drilling; electric utility mergers, rates and resource planning; energy efficiency; and Puerto Rico’s electrical system. She has degrees in physics from Princeton and Cambridge.

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Ingrid Vila Biaggi

Ingrid M. Vila-Biaggi is Vice President of IEEFA’s Board of Directors. She is an environmental engineer, co-founder and President of CAMBIO, a non-profit organization based in Puerto Rico that designs, promotes and implements sustainable policies and practices.

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