Hawaii Rep. Chris Lee is the chair of the House Energy and Environmental Protection Committee and one of the state’s most vocal advocates for a clean-energy future that’s powered by 100 percent renewable energy. So he’s not so sure whether the proposed $4.3 billion merger between Hawaiian Electric and NextEra Energy is the right fit for the state and has been voicing his concern and, so far at least, opposition.

Lee joins Pod Squad host Chad Blair and reporter Nathan Eagle, who has been covering the proposed merger, to explain more about what he’s thinking.

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Representative Chris Lee, Chad Blair and Nathan Eagle. Civil Beat Editorial Board Meeting seen thru laptops. 11 sept 2015. photograph Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Chad Blair, Rep. Chris Lee and Nathan Eagle.

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