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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.
‘Historical Moment’ With Solar Power Energy Storage System Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Historical Moment’ With Solar Power Energy Storage System

Elected officials touted Sunrun's installation as an important step forward in Hawaii becoming 100 percent renewable.
NextEra Deal: What Happens If The PUC Loses A Member? Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

NextEra Deal: What Happens If The PUC Loses A Member?

PUC commissioner Mike Champley could be off the board on June 30. That puts a new card in Gov. David Ige's hand.
HECO Willing To Discuss Possibility of Reviving Canceled Solar Projects Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HECO Willing To Discuss Possibility of Reviving Canceled Solar Projects

Hawaiian Electric Co. tells a new solar suitor it's open to talking about the three SunEdison projects, but wants bankruptcy risks addressed.
Is Hawaii Hampering Efforts To Reach Renewable Energy Goal?

Is Hawaii Hampering Efforts To Reach Renewable Energy Goal?

Hawaiian Electric should not stand in the way of SunEdison solar farms being constructed on Oahu, investment firm manager says.
Kauai Utility CEO: Renewable Energy Goal Not Cheap Or Easy To Meet Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Kauai Utility CEO: Renewable Energy Goal Not Cheap Or Easy To Meet

The Maui Energy Conference kicked off with discussions of how Hawaii will achieve its 100 percent renewable energy goal.
Governor: 100% Renewable Energy Formula ‘Flawed’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Governor: 100% Renewable Energy Formula ‘Flawed’

House lawmakers reconsidered a bill that the governor says more accurately calculates how much electricity comes from renewable sources.
What’s Next For NextEra’s Bid? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What’s Next For NextEra’s Bid?

The lengthy hearing process ended Tuesday and regulators are expected to begin weighing whether the $4.3 billion deal to buy Hawaiian Electric is in Hawaii's best interest.
Why Do Business, Labor Groups Support The NextEra Merger? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Do Business, Labor Groups Support The NextEra Merger?

Many organizations have spoken out against the purchase of Hawaiian Electric, but not much has been heard from certain supporters.
Was Florida Power & Light Part Of A ‘Secret Campaign’ That Targeted Regulators? Doug Murray/FPL

Was Florida Power & Light Part Of A ‘Secret Campaign’ That Targeted Regulators?

Utility regulators who rejected a massive rate hike six years ago for a NextEra subsidiary soon found themselves out of a job.
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