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HELCO plans to boost renewable energy use.

Delicate balancing act ahead for utility.

Source:  Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

Reporter:  Colin M. Stewart.

According to reporter Colin M. Stewart, the Hawaii Electric Light Company will boost its use of… 242 more words


HECO outlines plan to lower rates, increase solar by 2030

Hawaiian Electric has been under fire for its slow conversion to renewable energy, but its newly released long-term plan promises to change that.

Long waits have been preventing people from connecting solar panels to the grid in neighborhoods that already have many panels. 484 more words


PG&E Pleads Not Guilty To Indictment In 2010 San Bruno Explosion; New Grand Jury Probe Revealed

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Defense and prosecution attorneys revealed at a hearing in PG&E Co.’s criminal case in federal court in San Francisco Monday that a grand jury is continuing an investigation of the utility in what may be a separate case. 930 more words


Drought Forces Bay Area Water Agencies To Give Desalinization Project A Closer Look

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— With the continuing drought and dwindling water supplies, Bay Area-water agencies continue to explore a regional desalination project. The project is receiving a closer look and the possible construction of a new facility. 276 more words


HECO proposes higher rates during peak hours

Hawaiian Electric has a new plan that could be charging you more or less for power depending on when you use it.

Under the proposal, customers using power during peak times between 5 and 9 p.m. 159 more words


San Francisco Water Customers Reduce Consumption By 10 Percent This Summer

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Two million customers from San Francisco’s Water Department are getting a collective pat on the back for reducing water consumption by at least 10 percent this summer. 223 more words