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Senate Confirmation Panel to Take Up Ching Nomination Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senate Confirmation Panel to Take Up Ching Nomination

The Senate Water and Land Committee has scheduled a confirmation hearing for Carleton Ching, Gov. David Ige’s pick to…
Regulators Reject Petitions to Delay NextEra’s Purchase of HECO PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Regulators Reject Petitions to Delay NextEra’s Purchase of HECO

A dozen groups have asked the PUC to rule on long-term energy plans for the electric utility before reviewing its proposed the sale.
Eight Industrial-Sized Solar Farms in the Works Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Eight Industrial-Sized Solar Farms in the Works

If PUC gives its approval, a total of 1,400 acres of panels could spring up, mostly in central Oahu.
Big Island Electric Co-op Seeks to Intervene in NextEra Sale Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Big Island Electric Co-op Seeks to Intervene in NextEra Sale

NextEra deal sparks talk of acquiring local control of the electric utility.
Waning of Hawaii’s Solar Boom is Getting Noticed Courtesy of ProVision Solar

Waning of Hawaii’s Solar Boom is Getting Noticed

Hawaii far outpaces other states when it comes to rooftop solar with now nearly 12 percent of customers pulling electricity…
Is Carleton Ching the Man to Protect Hawaii’s Public Lands? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is Carleton Ching the Man to Protect Hawaii’s Public Lands?

Important issues are ahead for the Department of Land and Natural Resources, and some of them are likely to involve the company that currently employs the nominee to head the agency.
Caldwell to Sign Bill that Bans Sitting and Lying in Outdoor Malls Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell to Sign Bill that Bans Sitting and Lying in Outdoor Malls

Mayor Kirk Caldwell will sign Bill 62 into law on Wednesday, banning sitting and lying in four outdoor malls in the downtown…
Hawaii Lawmakers Hear Bill to Repeal Undersea Cable Law Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism

Hawaii Lawmakers Hear Bill to Repeal Undersea Cable Law

Bill 1468 would dismantle legislation passed in 2012 to encourage the development of interisland cables to transport renewable energy to Oahu.
City Seeks Public Input on Overhaul of Blaisdell Center Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Seeks Public Input on Overhaul of Blaisdell Center

Mayor Kirk Caldwell and officials from the city’s Department of Planning and Permitting will host a public workshop on Tuesday,…