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Hawaiian Electric Scraps LNG Plan Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Electric Scraps LNG Plan

Hawaiian Electric withdrew its request to the Public Utilities Commission for a contract to import liquefied natural gas.
Other Suitors For Hawaiian Electric Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Other Suitors For Hawaiian Electric

Gov. David Ige would not name names, but he said "there is interest by more than one company."
State Rejects Sale Of Hawaiian Electric to NextEra Energy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Rejects Sale Of Hawaiian Electric to NextEra Energy

UPDATED: With Commissioner Tom Gorak abstaining, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission blocks the $4.3 billion acquisition.
Investigation Sought After ‘Smear Complaint’ Against Utility Regulator Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Investigation Sought After ‘Smear Complaint’ Against Utility Regulator

The head of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission is concerned about external efforts to influence the decision on NextEra's buyout of Hawaiian Electric.
Senate President Wants AG Opinion On Ige’s PUC Appointment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senate President Wants AG Opinion On Ige’s PUC Appointment

UPDATED  The three-member Hawaii Public Utilities Commission is expected to decide any day now whether to approve the $4.3 billion NextEra Energy merger.
Frustrated Champley ‘Considering Options’ After Removal From PUC Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Frustrated Champley ‘Considering Options’ After Removal From PUC

Gov. David Ige replaced him on the Public Utilities Commission just before it rules on the NextEra merger, raising legal questions.
Ige Replaces State Utility Regulator As NextEra Decision Looms Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Replaces State Utility Regulator As NextEra Decision Looms

UPDATED: Tom Gorak will take over July 1 when Hawaii Public Utilities Commission member Mike Champley's term expires.
Bloomberg: NextEra Buying Oncor? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bloomberg: NextEra Buying Oncor?

NextEra is also in the process of trying to acquire Hawaiian Electric Industries.
Offshore Energy: Could Wind And Waves Power Oahu? Courtesy: Principle Power

Offshore Energy: Could Wind And Waves Power Oahu?

Federal officials are seeking information and proposals that could help Hawaii achieve its 100 percent renewable mandate.
Hawaiian Electric: It’s ‘Misconception’ That Merger Deal Expires Friday Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Electric: It’s ‘Misconception’ That Merger Deal Expires Friday

Company officials aren't too concerned about the deadline for either side to walk away from the $4.3 billion buyout without paying $95 million in fees.
Analysts: NextEra Deal Less Likely Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Analysts: NextEra Deal Less Likely

Bloomberg analysts says the uphill battle in Hawaii may make the Florida-based company walk away from the $4.3 billion merger.
Hawaiian Electric Proposes LNG Import Plan, But Big Hurdles Loom Flickr/Travis Thurston

Hawaiian Electric Proposes LNG Import Plan, But Big Hurdles Loom

The plan is contingent on NextEra merger approval. Gov. Ige opposes that deal, and use of LNG as a "bridge" to renewable future.
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