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NextEra, Hawaiian Electric outline new merger details with expanded community benefits

NextEra Energy is defending its plans to acquire Hawaiian Electric Industries.

On Monday, the companies filed testimony with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) providing additional details on their merger plans, including a comprehensive package of 85 commitments, of which more than 50 are new, that would accelerate the achievement of Hawaii’s goal of an affordable, 100-percent renewable energy future by 2045. 1,212 more words


Rooftop PV system applications could move quicker with addition of battery storage

Some Hawaii homeowners have been waiting more than a year to get their rooftop photovoltaic systems approved — but is there a way to fast-track your application? 262 more words


Special financing for renewable projects considered

By Craig A. Ruark
Special to the Las Vegas Business Press

During the last legislative session, the issue of whether to increase the net metering cap for rooftop solar captured much attention. 544 more words

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Denver Warns Tow Trucks: Drop The Overcharging

DENVER (CBS4)– On the heels of a CBS4 Investigation that found some Denver tow companies routinely overcharging drivers for “drop fees,” the Denver City Attorney has sent a letter to 110 tow companies warning them that if they continue to break the law by overcharging, they face possible jail time and hefty fines. 398 more words


PUC looks into possible problems at Oahu's largest generating unit

Oahu’s largest generating unit, an independent 180-megawatt power plant operated by AES, went down Wednesday.

The incident caused Hawaiian Electric to shut off power to large portions of the island. 249 more words


Hawaiian Electric proposes community solar pilot project

Hawaiian Electric Company is proposing a new pilot project that paves the way for 50 Oahu customers to enjoy the benefits of solar without having to put panels on their rooftops. 316 more words


Uber Fined $7.3 Million For Withholding Information From California Regulators

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — Uber picked up a hefty fare Wednesday when a judge fined the taxi-alternative company $7.3 million for refusing to give California regulators information about its business practices, including accident details and how accessible vehicles are to disabled riders. 265 more words