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Hawaiian Electric Revives Three Oahu Solar Projects Doug Murray/FPL

Hawaiian Electric Revives Three Oahu Solar Projects

The utility company had canceled its contracts with SunEdison as it headed toward bankruptcy, but NRG Energy has stepped up in its place.

Senators Question Whether PUC Member Had Conflicts Of Interest Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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.

Hawaii Solar Project On Track Courtesy: Hawaiian Electric Company

Hawaii Solar Project On Track

The project on Oahu’s westside is expected to be operational by December.

Hawaii’s State Of The Environment: Good, Bad And Ugly Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s State Of The Environment: Good, Bad And Ugly

A new report highlights challenges and opportunities.
NextEra Opponents Take Victory Lap, Ponder Hawaii’s Energy Future Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Other Suitors For Hawaiian Electric

Gov. David Ige would not name names, but he said "there is interest by more than one company."
State Rejects Sale Of Hawaiian Electric to NextEra Energy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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.
Frustrated Champley ‘Considering Options’ After Removal From PUC Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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.
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