Puerto Rico wants clean energy. Will the Biden administration listen?

In rebuilding the electric grid, FEMA should push to ditch fossil fuel infrastructure and shift to solar and batteries instead, write Yesenia Rivera, Director of energy diversity and inclusion at Solar United Neighbors and Ruth Santiago a member of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a clean, equitable and resilient grid that will last for decades to come. FEMA should not “waste money on more gas-fired plants or the transmission system that enables centralized fossil energy generation — a failed grid that would have to be rebuilt after the next major hurricane.”