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There’s Big Money in Offering Discounted or Free Cellular Phone Service in Hawaii Yelp

There’s Big Money in Offering Discounted or Free Cellular Phone Service in Hawaii

Companies aggressively seek out low-income people to sign up for cell phone service that's covered by federal subsidies. Ex-PUC head says at least one firm is being overpaid for subsidies to customers.
Lawmakers May Let Public Utilities Commission Keep More Special Fund Money

Lawmakers May Let Public Utilities Commission Keep More Special Fund Money

UPDATED Legislature considering bill that would raise limit from $1 million to $10 million.
Former PUC Chair Won’t Represent Developer on Lanai Wind Project Hawaiian Electric Co.

Former PUC Chair Won’t Represent Developer on Lanai Wind Project

Carl Caliboso says he is in compliance with rules, but will recuse himself due to PUC's concerns.
Former PUC Chair Subject of Ethics Query By Hawaii Energy Regulators

Former PUC Chair Subject of Ethics Query By Hawaii Energy Regulators

Carlito Caliboso is being asked to explain why he should be allowed to represent a wind-energy developer.
Why Is Hawaii’s Consumer Advocate Losing Sleep? John Pritchett/Civil beat

Why Is Hawaii’s Consumer Advocate Losing Sleep?

Jeff Ono heads the state agency responsible for bringing down electric rates while pushing for more renewable energy. It's a tough job.
Clean Energy Measures Advance as Legislature Winds Down Blue Planet Foundation

Clean Energy Measures Advance as Legislature Winds Down

An update on where renewable energy bills stand.
Questions Raised About Abercrombie Handling of PUC Appointment

Questions Raised About Abercrombie Handling of PUC Appointment

UPDATED Governor may ax Michael Champley, to the outrage of the clean energy sector.

A Masterpiece of Corporate Chicanery

Hawaiian Electric response to PUC is 'business as usual' for Hawaii.
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