In a 2-0 vote (one commissioner abstained) this afternoon, the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has voted to reject the proposed NextEra/Hawaiian Electric merger, numerous news outlets are reporting. "The PUC concluded that while the companies demonstrated that NextEra is fit, willing and able to perform the services currently offered by HECO, they did not demonstrate … [Read more...] about Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Rejects NextEra/Hawaiian Electric Merger
The University of Hawaii Board of Regents has decided that since combatting the effects of climate change is more important than possible economic profit, the school's $66 million endowment should no longer invest in companies that produce fossil fuels, the university said in a May 21 statement posted online. “The board approached its discussion on divestment with the spirit … [Read more...] about University of Hawaii Regents vote for fossil fuel divestment
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Hawaii burned 11.3 million barrels of petroleum last year to make electricity. Consider it Hawaii's contribution to global warming and climate change. Of course, the state of Hawaii isn't too happy about that. In fact, it has a goal of reducing energy consumption by 30 percent by 2030–a reduction of 4.3 billion kilowatt hours in 17 years. That much change can only come through … [Read more...] about How Energy Rebates Helped One Maui Resort Go Green
Perhaps because we live in a remote archipelago, surrounded by millions of square miles of ocean, we’re more sensitive to the changes that climate change will impose on all of us. We like to visit or even live at the beach, for instance, but what if rising sea levels over the next five decades replace our sandy coastline with rocks and thick walls? Such a future isn’t … [Read more...] about We Talk Story With US Senator Brian Schatz About Political Climate Change In Washington