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So that was some storm we had Friday night. Given that it was just a storm–not even close to a hurricane–what amazed me was that nearly 20,000 people lost power. And many lost power for days. Here's the first paragraph of a Maui Electric Company (MECO) news release that went out yesterday, Dec. 4: Throughout today, Maui Electric crews continued restoration efforts in … [Read more...] about Upcountry, East Maui MECO Customers Lose Power For Days
There's some disconcerting arithmetic going on at the Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO). It seems, according to a few recent press accounts, that alternative energy like solar power is actually costing the company so much money that they're going to have raise rates (click here for the original Honolulu Star-Advertiser story on the issue and here for a follow-on Pacific Business … [Read more...] about Solar Power Is Helping and Hurting Hawaiian Electric
"The ultimate price is not paid in dollars, but in ecological crimes against nature, injustices to native peoples and in extinctions to some of the most majestic creatures with which we share the planet. Sacrificing all this to keep Hawaii’s lights on and homes and condos air-conditioned is not merely unacceptable, but is also ill-conceived and reprehensible.” That was MauiTime … [Read more...] about What’s the Price of HECO’s Imported Palm Oil?