Recognition by President Obama

“Maybe some of you remember that when I was here in 2008, I spoke in front of the Cuartel de Ballaja, a site that had been home to so many chapters of Puerto Rican history. Today, Puerto Rico workers are writing the next chapter by turning the building into a model of energy efficiency. They’re putting on a green roof. They’re installing 720 photovoltaic panels. When they’re done, it’s estimated that the energy savings will be 57 percent. And Puerto Rico will have taken one more step towards creating a clean energy economy.”


Barack Obama, President of the United States
Remarks by the President at a Welcome Event
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 14, 2011