The federal relief effort for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico has been criticized as slow and insufficient. But the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal personnel are on the ground, trying to help.
The parade lost major sponsors because it was going to honor a man some label a terrorist, even though Oscar López Rivera has now stepped aside. Meanwhile, Puerto Ricans on the island will vote on whether to become a state.
Many experts believe renewable energy and distributed microgrids can save costs and be a better solution to extreme weather. Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s energy infrastructure could present an opportunity to make this a reality.