Could Puerto Rico Embrace Clean Energy?

By Abiyana E. Moore, Age 8

A sunny day in the mountains of Puerto Rico.


The island of Puerto Rico was struck by a category 4 hurricane in September of 2017, which destroyed the country’s power grid and left the 90% of the population without electricity. Four months later, one-third of the island is still without electricity.

The old system relied on importing fossil fuels to generate energy. After Puerto Rico’s power grid was destroyed by hurricane Maria many began to wonder if the island would be better off switching to renewable energy sources.


What do you think? Could Puerto Rico switch to renewable energy?

What other countries have benefited from using renewable energy?

What different forms of renewable energy exist?


Power grid: Also known as an electrical grid, a power grid is a network of energy sources that connect to bring electricity to consumers.

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