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Court: PUC Appointment Stands Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Court: PUC Appointment Stands

The judge dismissed a legal challenge to Hawaii Gov. David Ige's interim appointment of Public Utilities Commissioner Tom Gorak.
Hawaii Judge Mulls Legality Of Governor’s PUC Appointment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Judge Mulls Legality Of Governor’s PUC Appointment

It likely won't affect the NextEra deal, but the ruling could affect the governor's power to make interim appointments in certain cases.
NextEra Opponents Take Victory Lap, Ponder Hawaii’s Energy Future Cory Lum/Civil Beat

NextEra Opponents Take Victory Lap, Ponder Hawaii’s Energy Future

They want Hawaiian Electric Industries to work collaboratively with other stakeholders to figure out what comes next.
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."
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.
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.
Aborted Solar Projects Create Headaches For HECO and Regulators Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Aborted Solar Projects Create Headaches For HECO and Regulators

With SunEdison reportedly on the verge of bankruptcy, its three solar projects on Oahu remain on life support.
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.
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