PBS NewsHour full episode August 2, 2019

JUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening. I’m Judy Woodruff. On the “NewsHour” tonight: out before he’s in. President Trump’s much-criticized pick to be director of national intelligence withdraws from consideration less than a week after he was named. Then: an island in political crisis. The embattled governor of Puerto Rico steps down, a new one sworn in, […]

Puerto Rico Moves Forward: Innovative Energy Solutions after Hurricane Maria

Juan Rosario: This is a moment in which we know there is going to be a paradigm shift. Science right now is on our side. Efraín O’neil-Carrillo: The centralized large power plants that Puerto Rico has, did not suffer really much damage. So, it wasn’t a problem of generating the power, it was a matter […]

What’s REALLY Happening with Puerto Rico Power

(melancholic music) – Welcome to beautiful Puerto Rico. You probably saw our video yesterday. I spent the day looking around at some of the very, very nice neighborhoods. But today, we’re spending the day driving around looking at the devastation that Hurricane Maria did seven months ago. Right here behind me is a ginormous wind […]

BARRIO SOLAR: Solar Power for Puerto Rico

Hola! My name is Indira Cortes. I’m an engineer from Puerto Rico, now living in Oakland, California. Hello! I am Fritjof Capra. I’m a physicist, systems theorist, and author in Berkeley, California. When Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, it destroyed its electric grid. At least 80 percent of its transmission lines are down. The grid […]

PBS NewsHour full episode August 29, 2019

JUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening. I’m Judy Woodruff. On the “NewsHour” tonight: the winds over the water. The U.S. mainland rushes to prepare as Hurricane Dorian picks up speed over the Atlantic. Then: on the ground in El Salvador. The U.S. homeland security chief takes the fight over immigration to Central America, while the Trump administration […]

Could Solar Technology Be The Answer To Puerto Rico’s Problems? | NBC Nightly News

TO ONE OF PUERTO RICOS LONG-STANDING PROBLEMS. LONG-STANDING PROBLEMS.>>Reporter: IN PUERTO RICO>>Reporter: IN PUERTO RICO THESE ARE WHAT SHATTERED DREAMS THESE ARE WHAT SHATTERED DREAMS LOOK LIKE, A MAMMOTH SOLAR FARM LOOK LIKE, A MAMMOTH SOLAR FARM DECIMATED BY HURRICANE MARIA. AND ACROSS THIS BEAUTIFULRIA. AND ACROSS THIS BEAUTIFUL ISLAND, MILES OF MANGLED POWER ISLAND, […]

Can solar energy speed Puerto Rico’s recovery? Here’s what it would take

NSIKAN AKPAN: When Hurricane Maria hit, Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority had been relying on imported fossil fuels for 98 percent of its energy. Its major plants beam power from the south to the heavily populated north and west. The storm flooded these power stations, ripped out 65 percent of aboveground cables and crippled the […]

Healing Puerto Rico’s Healthcare System with Solar Energy

[Music] the lights have been out at this Children’s Psychiatry clinic since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico how many patients are you usually servicing here [Music] administrator Sophia diamond shows us where critical support gave families hope that’s now silent much of the island is still in the dark like this Hurricane Maria devastated the […]

Vermont company uses portable solar units to help power Puerto Rico

>>AS DISASTERS OCCURRED, PEOPLE THINK, I’M GOING TO GIVE RIGHT AWAY, AND IT IS OVER. THIS IS NOT OVER. ABBY: RHOADES SAYS THAT’S SOMETHING THE PEOPLE OF PUERTO RICO KNOW ALL TOO WELL. LAST MONTH, SHE SAW THE DAMAGE UP CLOSE.>>THERE IS STILL A LOT OF DEBRIS, MANY POWER LINES ARE DOWN. FIVE MONTHS AFTER […]

Can Solar Power Keep the Lights On When the Next Hurricane Hits?

SOLEDAD: I’M SOLEDAD O’BRIEN, WELCOME TO A SPECIAL EDITION OF “MATTER OF FACT” FROM PUERTO RICO. I’M STAND AT THE VERY WINDY SAN JUAN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE JUST ABOVE THE LA PERLA NEIGHBORHOOD. IT LIES OUTSIDE OF THE WALLS OF SAN JUAN AND ITS LOCATION MEANT IT GOT HIT HARD IN HURRICANE MARIA. IT HAS […]