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Rising Prices, Increasing Poverty, Slowing Job Growth: Hawaii’s Economy Faces Grim Times Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Rising Prices, Increasing Poverty, Slowing Job Growth: Hawaii’s Economy Faces Grim Times

Among those facing higher costs are Oahu utility customers whose October bills could show more cost increases on top of a dramatic rise over the past year.

What’s Up With These Skyrocketing Electric Bills? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

What’s Up With These Skyrocketing Electric Bills?

Despite Hawaiian Electric’s warning that bills would increase when the Oahu coal plant closed, many people are shocked by just how much their monthly bills are going up.

Honolulu’s Innovative Idea For More Solar Power Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2016

Honolulu’s Innovative Idea For More Solar Power

Honolulu Bill 46 aims to encourage new rooftop solar by allowing 12-foot high canopies with solar panels on top and gardens and gathering spacies underneath.

The Struggle Over Towering Wind Farms Is At The Center Of A Honolulu City Council Debate Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

The Struggle Over Towering Wind Farms Is At The Center Of A Honolulu City Council Debate

People don’t want to live in the shadow of industrial wind turbines. But the state wants to switch to renewable energy soon. So where do you put them?

Manchin’s Environmental Permitting Plan Splits Hawaii Democrats In Washington Screenshot/manchin.senate.gov

Manchin’s Environmental Permitting Plan Splits Hawaii Democrats In Washington

Hawaii Congressman Ed Case and U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz find themselves on opposite sides of the issue.

Hawaiian Electric: Prices Poised To Drop For Four Islands Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Hawaiian Electric: Prices Poised To Drop For Four Islands

The company, which serves about 95% of Hawaii residents, announced this after a months-long period of sustained highs.

Hawaiian Electric Customers On Big Island Urged To Conserve Power Eric Pape/Civil Beat/2016

Hawaiian Electric Customers On Big Island Urged To Conserve Power

The utility says rolling, 30-minute outages may happen unless customers can lower demand during peak evening hours.

Hey Oahu, Your Electric Bill Is About To Go Up Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Hey Oahu, Your Electric Bill Is About To Go Up

Hawaiian Electric says the upcoming switch from coal to oil will increase the cost to consumers as the state moves to renewable energy.

Ige Appoints New PUC Chairman Tracy Wright Corvo/Governor's Office

Ige Appoints New PUC Chairman

Leodoloff “Leo” R. Asuncion Jr. will replace outgoing Public Utilities Chairman Jay Griffin at the helm of the regulatory agency.

Hu Honua Attorneys Appeal To Hawaii Supreme Court Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hu Honua Attorneys Appeal To Hawaii Supreme Court

Honua Ola Bioenergy is asking the high court to vacate and reverse a Public Utilities Commission decision that blocks the Big Island plant from operating.