As Elon Musk and others have made clear, the islands’ centralized fossil-fueled electric grids should not be rebuilt.
Used wisely, their plentiful renewable resources could make the two countries wealthier while protecting the health of their peoples.
The much-anticipated, rare phenomenon is taking parts of the country by storm, affecting tourism, traffic and even the solar power grid.
In remote parts of India and Nepal, female entrepreneurs bring electricity to their villages.
Renewables continue to take the world by storm, which is good news for the climate.
Solar jobs are growing 17 times faster than jobs in the general economy. Despite President Trump's reneging on the Paris climate pact, renewable energy is forging ahead.
China and India also have knocked the United States off the top spot of the index of best places to invest in renewable energy.
The largest solar plant in the world is not in the U.S., which once was at the vanguard of new science and technology. It is in Morocco, a coming green-energy giant.
Despite President Trump's actions, the case for reviving coal continues to weaken as economic and environmental realities combine to bolster renewables.