U.S. lawmakers say new grant gives Puerto Rico an opportunity to rebuild electrical grid using renewable energy 

United States Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Representative Nydia M. Velázquez  announced that the recently issued $9.46 billion grant to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) can be used to build a more resilient and environmentally friendly electrical grid that simultaneously ensures Puerto Rico can be less energy import dependent and have cleaner air, according to a recent letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).