One year after Hurricane Maria
What happened, and what it means for climate action, clean energy, and environmental justice
On September 20, 2017 Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 Hurricane. We now know that the storm was the deadliest hurricane to hit the United States in the past 100 years. The storm was a disaster, a tragedy, and a potent reminder of the need to address climate change, especially because it so disproportionately affects our already-vulnerable communities.
This brief report details what happened, at what cost… and the opportunities for Puerto Rico going forward for building a more resilient electricity system.