Can a gas company help Puerto Rico reach a green goal?


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Puerto Rico’s 100% renewable energy target is attainable, according to a new study by the Department of Energy. But the island’s residents are nervous that a new contract with natural gas company New Fortress Energy will jeopardize chances of reaching that goal. New Fortress Energy will take over the island’s power plants system, and residents – who are already wary of more privatization of the power system – worry the company isn’t committed to greening its grid. POLITICO’s Gloria Gonzalez breaks down how Puerto Rico’s power privatization deal casts a shadow over its renewable energy goals. Plus, the Biden administration advanced the proposed ConocoPhillips Willow oil project in Alaska.

Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.

Gloria Gonzalez is the Deputy Energy Editor at POLITICO Pro.

Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.

Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio.

Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO’s audio department.

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