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HECO Official: Company Was Slow To Respond To ‘Tidal Wave’ Of Change Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HECO Official: Company Was Slow To Respond To ‘Tidal Wave’ Of Change

Hawaiian Electric's top financial officer took the stand as regulatory hearings to decide the fate of the $4.3 billion NextEra merger deal resumed.
NYTimes: Pricey Oahu Home, Low Tax

NYTimes: Pricey Oahu Home, Low Tax

The newspaper looked at homes for under $1 million in three real estate markets. In Honolulu, buyers pay more and get less, but benefit from really low property tax rates.
Analyst: LNG Likely Would Save Hawaii Billions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Analyst: LNG Likely Would Save Hawaii Billions

A risk analysis by the sustainable investment firm Ulupono projects that switching to LNG could save Hawaii at least $7.3 billion over 15 years.
Hawaii Gas Promises To Save Us $1.3 Billion — If Only We Let Them Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gas Promises To Save Us $1.3 Billion — If Only We Let Them

As the gas company prepares to announce a possible liquefied natural gas partner, it touts an analysis claiming big savings if Hawaii switches from oil to LNG to fuel power plants.
Living Hawaii: What Is Sapping The Energy Of Our Farmers? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: What Is Sapping The Energy Of Our Farmers?

Even with low oil prices, the deck is stacked against farmers like Richard Ha on the Big Island. But some argue new strategies can turn things around.
Study Suggests MECO Should Be Replaced

Study Suggests MECO Should Be Replaced

A study commissioned by Maui County calls for alternatives to for-profit ownership of the electric utility.
Living Hawaii: New Studies Show The Price Of Paradise Is Still Defeating Us Flickr

Living Hawaii: New Studies Show The Price Of Paradise Is Still Defeating Us

When it comes to buying power and the rising cost of living, we still haven't fully recovered from the Great Recession.
Honolulu City Council Will Consider An Alternative To HECO Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Will Consider An Alternative To HECO

In the shadow of the NextEra hearings, the Council will explore on Tuesday whether Oahu should switch to a publicly owned utility.
When People Power Meets Electricity On The Big Island Cory Lum/Civil Beat

When People Power Meets Electricity On The Big Island

NextEra Energy’s proposed takeover of Hawaii's century-old utility has sparked a renewed effort to establish an electric utility co-op on Hawaii Island.