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HECO Names New CEO As It Begins Major Renewable Energy Push Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

HECO Names New CEO As It Begins Major Renewable Energy Push

Over the next three years on Oahu alone, HECO expects it will need wind and solar projects with a footprint 29 times the size of Aloha Stadium.

How The Gas Company Plans To Fight A Bill Banning Gas Water Heaters Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How The Gas Company Plans To Fight A Bill Banning Gas Water Heaters

Hawaii Gas faces an uncertain future as the state moves to renewables. Now it’s creating a new entity to help advocate for gas.

Feds: Chinese Industrial Spies Have Great Interest In Hawaii Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Feds: Chinese Industrial Spies Have Great Interest In Hawaii

U.S. Justice Department officials this week are briefing Hawaii business and academic leaders on Chinese espionage.

Judge: State Can’t Keep Data Behind Its Budget Estimates Secret Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge: State Can’t Keep Data Behind Its Budget Estimates Secret

A judge ruled the Hawaii Department of Taxation must make public the information and assumptions it relies on to develop revenue estimates for the Legislature.

Seed Industry Is Shrinking Dramatically But It Still Grows Hawaii’s No. 1 Crop Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Seed Industry Is Shrinking Dramatically But It Still Grows Hawaii’s No. 1 Crop

Despite controversy and declining production, executives say Hawaii will remain a key player in growing GMO seeds for years to come.

 

Energy Giant AES Has A Big — And Growing — Footprint In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Energy Giant AES Has A Big — And Growing — Footprint In Hawaii

The Kahuku wind farm developer opposed a proposed ban on coal in Hawaii.

Hawaii Supreme Court: Gov Can Appoint Whoever He Wants During Interim Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court: Gov Can Appoint Whoever He Wants During Interim

Monday’s opinion resolves a dispute that arose in the wake of the failed NextEra-Hawaiian Electric Industries merger.

Report: Hawaii’s Economic Growth Is The Lowest In The Nation

Report: Hawaii’s Economic Growth Is The Lowest In The Nation

Record visitor numbers are hiding an alarming trend.

Second Bid To Impeach Honolulu’s Top Prosecutor Is Filed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Second Bid To Impeach Honolulu’s Top Prosecutor Is Filed

A Honolulu businessman once charged with operating an illegal gambling operation is seeking to remove Keith Kaneshiro, the Honolulu prosecutor.