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Iwase Pushes the PUC: ‘I’m Not Here to Make Everyone Happy’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Iwase Pushes the PUC: ‘I’m Not Here to Make Everyone Happy’

PUC Chair Randy Iwase explains changes he's made to speed up the high-profile commission's decision-making.
NextEra, Hawaiian Electric Revise List of Paid Consultants

NextEra, Hawaiian Electric Revise List of Paid Consultants

The companies say they inadvertently included the University of Hawaii and Maui Economic Development.
Living Hawaii: Electric Rebellion Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Electric Rebellion

Opponents of the status quo are pushing for an energy revolution. The ultimate question, though, is about cost.
Does a New Law Really Require 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2045? Doug Murray/FPL

Does a New Law Really Require 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2045?

Hawaii officials and industry insiders tout the new policy. But in reality, it could allow the use of up to 50 percent fossil fuels three decades from now.
Living Hawaii: NextEra ‘Chaos’ Is About Crafting a Better Deal for Hawaii Consumers istock.com

Living Hawaii: NextEra ‘Chaos’ Is About Crafting a Better Deal for Hawaii Consumers

Opponents of NextEra Energy’s $4.3 billion bid to buy Hawaiian Electric have publicly blasted the merger. But that posturing has sparked negotiations that over the next few months should lead to more benefits and cost-savings for consumers.
Maui Gives State Utility Regulators an Earful on NextEra Deal Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Maui Gives State Utility Regulators an Earful on NextEra Deal

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission held its first of seven listening sessions on the proposed sale of Hawaiian Electric Industries to NextEra Energy.

State, County Lawmakers Want to Explore Public Utility Option for Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State, County Lawmakers Want to Explore Public Utility Option for Hawaii

A diverse group of more than 40 elected officials wants more options on the table as the merger deal between NextEra and Hawaiian Electric is being considered.
What Would a Nuclear Disaster in Florida Mean for Hawaiian Electric? NPCA/Flickr

What Would a Nuclear Disaster in Florida Mean for Hawaiian Electric?

As the company's planned merger with NextEra Energy moves forward, the state Public Utilities Commission and others are asking new questions.
NextEra, Hawaiian Electric Make New Commitments in Merger Deal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

NextEra, Hawaiian Electric Make New Commitments in Merger Deal

The companies filed more than 1,000 pages in response to concerns about the proposed $4.3 billion sale. Starting Friday, the public will get its chance to weigh in.
Crutch or Bridge? Panel Debates Using Liquefied Natural Gas in Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Crutch or Bridge? Panel Debates Using Liquefied Natural Gas in Hawaii

Hawaiian Electric and Hawaii Gas praise the prospects of LNG while Ulupono offers words of caution, all a day after Gov. Ige announced his opposition to it.
Partners in Proposed Power Merger Pressed to Release LNG Emails Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Partners in Proposed Power Merger Pressed to Release LNG Emails

Ulupono Initiative joins Hawaii Gas in its request for the PUC to force Hawaiian Electric and NextEra to turn over emails about its plans for liquified natural gas.
Ige Rebuffs Merger Deal Between NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Rebuffs Merger Deal Between NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric

Governor says the Florida-based utility has not provided sufficient responses to show why the sale would benefit Hawaii electric customers.
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