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Is Cheap Electricity A Pipe Dream In Hawaii? | Posted 10.06.2015 | Hawaii

Hawaiian Electric Co. CEO and President Alan Oshima would like to puncture a dream once and for all: This state shouldn’t expect cheap electricity. ...

HECO Begins Smart Grid Rollout On Oahu | Posted 09.25.2014 | Hawaii


Protestors Hold Candlelight Vigil For Hawaii's Solar Industry

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

As the sun set over downtown Honolulu on Monday, mourners gathered for an intimate candlelight vigil. The group -- concerned residents mingled with me...

Bad: Change Just for the Sake of Change

Richard Ha | Posted 07.09.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Things are moving fast in terms of energy, and nobody knows, right now, where we are heading. Where we end up will not only shape our own futures, but...

Will A New Plan For Hawaii Solar Power Help Or Hurt Customers? | Posted 04.24.2014 | Hawaii

Hawaiian Electric Co. wants to own and operate its own solar farm, a first for the electric utility that has historically relied on independent develo...

HECO Continues to Stall Solar Installations in Hawaii

Anne Smart | Posted 05.27.2014 | Hawaii
Anne Smart

Despite customers' pleas for solar interconnection, HECO continues to drag its feet. In the game of solar love, that's no way to win over someone's heart.

HECO, Will You Be My Valentine?

Anne Smart | Posted 02.14.2014 | Hawaii
Anne Smart

Dear HECO, The sun is golden The sky is blue I want my system To interconnect with you Love, Hawaii Solar Customers Hundreds of HECO customers will...

Electric Company Takes Strange Approach To Massive New Solar Project

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green

HONOLULU - Hawaiian Electric Co. is hoping to fast-track nine solar farms on Oahu that could mean hundreds of thousands of solar panels stretching acr...

$700 Million Undersea Cable Could Bring Hawaii's Energy Independence Dreams Closer

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green

In a major change that could effectively nix plans for the long-debated industrial-scale wind farm proposed for Lanai, state policymakers have in rece...

Hawaii's Booming Solar Industry Is Becoming A 'Horror Story'

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 10.25.2013 | Green

Ripple effects from rule changes that Hawaiian Electric Co. abruptly implemented last month are leaving solar customers especially vulnerable to unscr...

Solar Customers Get Burned In Hawaii

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green

HONOLULU - If you feel a twinge of resentment each time you pay your electricity bill each month, imagine how you’d feel if you had to pay it twice ...