Consistent with its corporate practice of participating in the discussion of issues affecting the island, Banco Popular unveiled Thursday its newest exhibit, called “On/Off: Energy options for Puerto Rico,” at its Old San Juan building.
The exhibition, which features information on energy consumption in Puerto Rico as well as important data that of what other Caribbean countries are doing to mitigate energy consumption that affects their economic progress.
“We know that Puerto Rico has a power consumption that is higher than other countries, something that for such a small island shouldn’t be happening,” said Banco Popular CEO Richard Carrión. “Not only do costs increase, worsening economic conditions, but the environment is also affected.”
During the walk-through of the exhibition, visitors will find information about: Puerto Rico’s energy use; the ecological footprint, the carbon footprint and the energy footprint; and the pros and cons of energy sources, among other facts.
The exhibition is characterized by educational and educational content that will appeal to visitors of all ages, who will also be able to watch an educational video that shows what some private businesses and government agencies are doing to reduce oil dependency and the solutions that can be presented to leave behind a better island for future generations.
“We want the audience to leave with a clear notion of what is currently happening in Puerto Rico in terms of energy and existing alternatives to mitigate oil dependency,” Carrión said.
The exhibit gets underway today, and will be open to the public Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.