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Blue Planet Foundation Blasts Hawaii PUC Ruling Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Blue Planet Foundation Blasts Hawaii PUC Ruling

Nonprofit faults state utility regulator for missing opportunity with Hawaiian Electric/NextEra Energy.
Hawaiian Electric CEO: We Will Continue to Pursue LNG Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Electric CEO: We Will Continue to Pursue LNG

Hawaii's Consumer Advocate airs concerns with the company's planned merger with NextEra Energy.
Geothermal Study Planned for Hualalai Volcano Flickr

Geothermal Study Planned for Hualalai Volcano

Hawaii's Board of Land and Natural Resources will consider a permit application from UH.
Care to Weigh in on the Deal Between NextEra and Hawaiian Electric? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Care to Weigh in on the Deal Between NextEra and Hawaiian Electric?

The companies will be hosting a series of "open house informational meetings" about the pending merger across the state in April.
Much-Touted Green Energy Program Falls Far Short of the Hype

Much-Touted Green Energy Program Falls Far Short of the Hype

The initial program is not going to benefit renters at all, and very few homeowners. Only nonprofits — and well-established ones at that — are going to be eligible to participate.
Eight Industrial-Sized Solar Farms in the Works Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Eight Industrial-Sized Solar Farms in the Works

If PUC gives its approval, a total of 1,400 acres of panels could spring up, mostly in central Oahu.
Big Island Electric Co-op Seeks to Intervene in NextEra Sale Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Big Island Electric Co-op Seeks to Intervene in NextEra Sale

NextEra deal sparks talk of acquiring local control of the electric utility.
Are Hawaiian Electric and NextEra Energy ‘Getting Married?’ Ewen Roberts/Flickr

Are Hawaiian Electric and NextEra Energy ‘Getting Married?’

Company officials are describing the proposed deal in many ways, including a "marriage," "partnership" and "combination," blurring the true nature of the acquisition.
Harris: Hawaii Electric Rates Are Up 50 Percent Since 2009 PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Harris: Hawaii Electric Rates Are Up 50 Percent Since 2009

Electricity rates have been rising in Hawaii over the last five years, adding to the high cost of living.
Going Off the Grid and the Solar Industry’s Holy Grail Courtesy: Island Pacific Energy

Going Off the Grid and the Solar Industry’s Holy Grail

Technological advances could spur more people in Hawaii to abandon HECO.
Hawaii Regulators Stop Plans for Lanai Wind Farm, Undersea Cable Hawaiian Electric Co.

Hawaii Regulators Stop Plans for Lanai Wind Farm, Undersea Cable

The PUC takes actions that could dramatically change how HECO moves forward with renewable energy plans.
HECO Says Residents With Solar Aren’t Paying Their Fair Share of Costs Courtesy of ProVision Solar

HECO Says Residents With Solar Aren’t Paying Their Fair Share of Costs

Utility says it's discussion needed on boosting costs for homeowners and businesses with solar panels.
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