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Senators Question Whether PUC Member Had Conflicts Of Interest

They want a state agency to look into the legal services Tom Gorak was providing while general counsel for the Public Utilities Commission.

Hawaiian Electric’s New Plan: 100 Percent Renewable By 2040

The companies’ latest submission to state energy regulators eschews the use of liquefied natural gas as a bridge to renewable power.

Kauai Utility Wins Lease For Hydro Project in Kekaha

The project could provide energy as well as irrigation needs on the island.

Todd Simmons: NextEra’s Solar Shenanigans In The Sunshine State

Its principal subsidiary is spending millions on a measure to leave solar power generation solely in the hands of utilities.

Does This Big Island Community Really Need 30,000 Solar Panels?

Residents of the Ocean View Ranchos subdivision are hoping state regulators reject an overhead power line, effectively killing the project.

NextEra Opponents Take Victory Lap, Ponder Hawaii’s Energy Future

They want Hawaiian Electric Industries to work collaboratively with other stakeholders to figure out what comes next.

Hawaiian Electric Scraps LNG Plan

Hawaiian Electric withdrew its request to the Public Utilities Commission for a contract to import liquefied natural gas.

Other Suitors For Hawaiian Electric

Gov. David Ige would not name names, but he said "there is interest by more than one company."

Hawaiian Electric Shares Take A Dive After Merger Rejection

The end of NextEra Energy's bid to take over the electric company that powers 95 percent of island residents triggered big losses for shareholders.

State Rejects Sale Of Hawaiian Electric to NextEra Energy

UPDATED: With Commissioner Tom Gorak abstaining, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission blocks the $4.3 billion acquisition.

Investigation Sought After ‘Smear Complaint’ Against Utility Regulator

The head of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission is concerned about external efforts to influence the decision on NextEra's buyout of Hawaiian Electric.

Senate President Wants AG Opinion On Ige’s PUC Appointment

UPDATED  The three-member Hawaii Public Utilities Commission is expected to decide any day now whether to approve the $4.3 billion NextEra Energy merger.

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Frustrated Champley ‘Considering Options’ After Removal From PUC

Gov. David Ige replaced him on the Public Utilities Commission just before it rules on the NextEra merger, raising legal questions.

Coming Tuesday: The History Of The Hawaiian Electric Co.

Civil Beat's in-depth look at one of the state's most important companies puts the proposed sale of HECO in a fascinating context.

AG: Ige Had Right To Change PUC

The governor obtained the AG's legal opinion before appointing Tom Gorak to replace Mike Champley on the Public Utilities Commission.

Ige Replaces State Utility Regulator As NextEra Decision Looms

UPDATED: Tom Gorak will take over July 1 when Hawaii Public Utilities Commission member Mike Champley's term expires.

Offshore Energy: Could Wind And Waves Power Oahu?

Federal officials are seeking information and proposals that could help Hawaii achieve its 100 percent renewable mandate.

Why Is Hawaiian Electric Pulling The Plug On So Many Power Deals?

Hawaii Gas, Hu Honua and others question the timing of the utility's moves since its proposed merger with NextEra.