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Can Kauai Solve The Solar Riddle? REC Solar/ Drew Bradley

Can Kauai Solve The Solar Riddle?

The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative is working to provide affordable solar power all day and all night.
The Solar Wars In NextEra’s Home State Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Solar Wars In NextEra’s Home State

Rolling Stone magazine examined the extensive efforts of old-school electric companies to protect their profit centers.
Bad Blood From Florida Surfaces At Power Company Merger Hearing Eric Pape/Civil Beat

Bad Blood From Florida Surfaces At Power Company Merger Hearing

NextEra's response to the testimony of a former employee-turned-regulator becomes part of an acrimonious exchange.
Big Island Co-op’s Clean Energy Plan Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Big Island Co-op’s Clean Energy Plan

The Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative says the county can be nearly 100 percent renewable, at a savings, by 2030.
Pointing to Hawaii Gas, NextEra Claims It Faces A Double Standard Eric Pape/Civil Beat

Pointing to Hawaii Gas, NextEra Claims It Faces A Double Standard

Lawyers for the power company looking to buy Hawaiian Electric suggest the gas company had an easier time when it was purchased.
Would A Failed NextEra Deal Mean A Return To The Same Old Utility? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Would A Failed NextEra Deal Mean A Return To The Same Old Utility?

An expert advises regulators at the hearing on the acquisition of Hawaiian Electric Industries on what should happen next if the purchase is rejected.
PUC Scrutinizes NextEra Talks With Military That Led To New Promises Eric Pape/Civil Beat

PUC Scrutinizes NextEra Talks With Military That Led To New Promises

Hearings about the proposed $4.3 billion purchase of Hawaiian Electric Industries focus on financially insulating the local company from its suitor.
Can the PUC Keep Control Of A NextEra-Owned Utility In Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can the PUC Keep Control Of A NextEra-Owned Utility In Hawaii?

The emergence of an internal Hawaiian Electric Industries email exchange reveals resentment toward regulators.
Living Hawaii: Can You Afford To Be A Teacher In The Islands? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Can You Afford To Be A Teacher In The Islands?

The cost of living weighs so heavily on schoolteachers that many fear they will never get ahead if they stay here.