Eric Pape

Living Hawaii: Did Houston Have A Solution?

Living Hawaii: Did Houston Have A Solution?

We check back in with a Honolulu family who moved to Texas in 2014 to escape Oahu's high cost of living and dismal buying power. Here's how that turned out.
Living Hawaii: Is Cheap Oil NextEra’s Enemy? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Is Cheap Oil NextEra’s Enemy?

The substantial drop in oil prices has complicated NextEra’s bid for Hawaiian Electric, and could make it harder for Hawaii to accept the company.
NextEra Merger Hearing’s Lessons In Local Values

NextEra Merger Hearing’s Lessons In Local Values

With the Florida company's CFO on the stand, the Public Utilities Commission chairman hits on a possible cultural divide.
PUC Chair Questions If NextEra Can Be Trusted With Hawaiian Electric Cory Lum/Civil Beat

PUC Chair Questions If NextEra Can Be Trusted With Hawaiian Electric

Lead regulator Randy Iwase completes the questioning of the Florida company's top Hawaii representative in dramatic fashion.
Gleason: NextEra Committed To Hawaii ‘For Decades’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gleason: NextEra Committed To Hawaii ‘For Decades’

The Florida company's top executive in the islands emphasized NextEra's commitments to employees and customers on his second day testifying before regulators.
Iwase: Lack Of Transparency At NextEra Hearing Is ‘Going To Smell’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Iwase: Lack Of Transparency At NextEra Hearing Is ‘Going To Smell’

UPDATED: Consumer Advocate questions just how aligned with Hawaiian culture a Florida company can be.
A Public Hearing On The NextEra Deal Turns Out To Be Not So Public Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Public Hearing On The NextEra Deal Turns Out To Be Not So Public

On the second day of regulatory hearings on the biggest utility deal in Hawaii history, some questioning of a top utility executive moved behind closed doors.
Department of Defense Voices Support For $4.3 Billion Power Merger As Hearing Begins Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Department of Defense Voices Support For $4.3 Billion Power Merger As Hearing Begins

Regulators begin questioning NextEra and Hawaiian Electric about the largest proposed acquisition in Hawaii’s history.
Living Hawaii: Kauai’s Search For Cheaper Electricity Kauai Island Utility Cooperative

Living Hawaii: Kauai’s Search For Cheaper Electricity

A time-of-use pilot project on Kauai is expected to bring down costs for people who sign up for it. But it could have future payoffs for all customers.