How Will Puerto Rico’s Private Energy System Deal With Climate Change?

With rising temperatures and the increasing threat of tropical storms due to climate change menacing Puerto Rico, many fear the islands’ access to electrical power will only worsen under privatization.

  • May 11, 2023
  • 3:11 PM

In Search of Puerto Rico’s Solar Energy Future

As Puerto Rico moves toward its stated goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, there are still gigantic leaps that need to be taken if it plans to reach that target date, though it is becoming increasingly unlikely that such monumental steps will be taken.

  • Feb 1, 2023
  • 6:19 PM

Women’s Networks Drive Puerto Rico’s Decolonization Work

Puerto Ricans are pushing for sustained interconnectivity between stakeholders doing the rebuilding in the islands and the diaspora and its allies advocating for long-term investment from the mainland — and these coordination efforts are largely driven by women’s networks.

  • Oct 12, 2022
  • 11:53 AM

Hurricane Fiona Batters Puerto Rico Still Recovering 5 Years After María

In the five years since Hurricane María tore through their country, the people of Puerto Rico have made efforts to rebuild in hopes that they would be ready for the next disaster. Hurricane Fiona, a Category 1 storm that swept through the island on Sunday, has shattered such hopes.

  • Sep 19, 2022
  • 5:22 PM

Five Years After María

Latino Rebels Radio: September 15, 2022

  • Sep 15, 2022
  • 6:28 PM

First Latino President in Sierra Club’s History Calls on Young People to Get Engaged

Originally from Puerto Rico, Mr. Ramón Cruz has a long history of involvement within the environmental movement.

  • Jul 14, 2020
  • 12:04 PM

Puerto Rico’s Climate-Resilient Energy Infrastructure Should Be Focused on Renewables, Not Unproven and Risky Nuclear Technologies

Puerto Ricans should have all the facts about small modular nuclear reactors before making critical decisions about their energy future.

  • Oct 24, 2019
  • 11:39 AM

Puerto Rican People’s Assemblies Shift From Protest to Proposal

Following the resignation of Gov. Rosselló, a series of people’s assemblies have emerged throughout Puerto Rico to keep the conversation —and the popular movement— going.

  • Aug 20, 2019
  • 4:15 PM

Hurricane María Exposes Problems Within Puerto Rico’s Solar Panel Industry

Equipment provided by Sunnova, with 62% of the residential renewable energy market in Puerto Rico, stopped generating power, while Casa Pueblo organization was one of the few that succeeded.

  • Jan 16, 2018
  • 3:49 PM

El huracán María destapa el fracaso de la mayoría de los paneles solares en Puerto Rico

Los equipos de la empresa Sunnova, que acapara el 62% del mercado renovable residencial, dejaron de generar luz, mientras la organización Casa Pueblo fue de las pocas que demostró con éxito cómo adaptarse a los efectos del calentamiento global.

  • Jan 16, 2018
  • 3:31 PM

Dispatch From the Frontlines of Puerto Rico in a Post-María World

My husband Roland wakes me up to the tune of “no water today.”

  • Oct 9, 2017
  • 11:47 AM

Defend the Parada and the Patria

Word that a New York City tabloid had smeared the Puerto Rican community yet again with an offensive depiction of our annual parade came as no surprise though the immediate outrage and indignation from the parade’s board was, at the very least, comforting. In recent years, the Puerto Rican flag has gone from causing controversy […]

  • Jun 17, 2015
  • 4:54 PM

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