Is Haiti condemned to dirty air, denuded hills, blackouts and dangerous flooding?
CANAPÉ VERTE, Haiti -- Robert Naylor walks the perimeter of an electricity substation high above Port-au-Prince, pointing out new equipment his company, Perini Management Corp., installed here as part of a $12.7 million U.S. Agency for International Development project to strengthen Haiti's energy infrastructure. This substation and others were damaged in the 2010 earthquake, and the United States is investing in repairs to the transmission and distribution systems as well as the installation of new equipment and worker training. But below the substation's fence, a jumble of cut and spliced wires snake from the overhead power line toward a cluster of makeshift shacks. Naylor points to it and shakes his head.