El derecho del pueblo a saber

Cuando fundé el Centro para la Nueva Economía (CNE) en el 1998 lo hice porque sabía que Puerto Rico necesitaba una voz independiente y confiable en el área de desarrollo económico. Hace unas semanas, CNE publicó un estudio sobre la Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica (AEE). El informe surge como una iniciativa del Centro de investigar uno de los componentes más importantes del desarrollo económico industrial, la infraestructura energética del país.

Restructuring the Puerto Rico Electricity Sector

The availability of high quality, reliable and cost efficient electric power is of strategic importance for the future economic development of Puerto Rico. This means that without access to relatively affordable and reliable electric power it will be extremely difficult, if not outright impossible, to promote sustained growth in basically any area of economic endeavor in Puerto Rico, be it in industrial biotechnology, retail commerce, small and medium enterprises, tourism or services because the cost of electric power is usually one of the top cost drivers in each of these industrial or commercial sectors.

The $586 Million Mystery

Recently, the Center for the New Economy, a non-profit, non-partisan think tank where I work, published a study analyzing the state of the Puerto Rico electricity sector.