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‘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.
UH Manoa Has Failed To Cut Energy Use. So Now What? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Manoa Has Failed To Cut Energy Use. So Now What?

The University of Hawaii is hoping a new focus on renewables will finally help it meet energy consumption goals it set years ago.
Analyst: LNG Likely Would Save Hawaii Billions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Analyst: LNG Likely Would Save Hawaii Billions

A risk analysis by the sustainable investment firm Ulupono projects that switching to LNG could save Hawaii at least $7.3 billion over 15 years.
Hawaii Gas Promises To Save Us $1.3 Billion — If Only We Let Them Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gas Promises To Save Us $1.3 Billion — If Only We Let Them

As the gas company prepares to announce a possible liquefied natural gas partner, it touts an analysis claiming big savings if Hawaii switches from oil to LNG to fuel power plants.
Energy in Hawaii