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Water is NOT a Commodity

Nine (9) year-old Luke Sekera-Flanders of Fryeburg in Maine’s poorest county, Oxford County, took on the Nestle company, one of the world’s largest bottled water-for-profit producers, which was seeking a 45 year contract with the Public Utilities Commission. 151 more words


Proposal Could End Most White Pages Delivery In Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The annual arrival of a fat phone book on Minnesota doorsteps may soon be a thing of the past.

The state Public Utilities Commission has proposed letting companies deliver residential phone directories electronically, sending customers a phone book only if they ask for one. 269 more words


Hawaiian Electric proposes plan to increase sustainable rooftop solar

The Hawaiian Electric Companies unveiled a new program Tuesday to increase rooftop solar “in a way that’s safe, sustainable and fair for all customers.”

“What we’ve proposed is a plan to help solve those issues by tackling the tough technical issues to allow more PV and offer customers more options,” said Jim Alberts, senior vice president with HECO. 1,066 more words


Ige appoints Chin to attorney general, Iwase to PUC chair

Gov. David Ige announced two key appointments to his cabinet Friday.

Doug Chin, local attorney and former managing director for the City and County of Honolulu, has been named attorney general. 338 more words


HECO required by state to use independent suppliers

Why does Hawaiian Electric turn to other companies to generate power for Oahu?

HECO owns more than half of the power generation on Oahu. Because the state didn’t want the utility to own everything, it made HECO spread around ownership. 209 more words


Morita resigns as Public Utilities Commission chair

Gov. David Ige announced Monday that he has accepted the resignation of Hermina “Mina” Morita from her position as chair of the state’s Public Utilities Commission… 130 more words


City Officials Warn Of Bogus Water Workers Burglarizing San Francisco Homes

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— San Francisco city officials are warning residents of a scam, where would-be burglars are posing as water department workers. Clad in bright vests and hard hats, the fake workers have been knocking on doors, claiming to work for the department, according to police. 207 more words