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
There are many questions concerning the merger and acquisition of Time Warner Cable by Charter Communications, which occurred on May 18 of this year. Too many to list here, but here's one: what will happen to current subscribers' @hawaii.rr.com email accounts? We started by calling Charter's customer service line. Except they have no idea what will happen to the email … [Read more...] about In the Time Warner Cable/Charter/Spectrum merger, what will happen to everyone’s old email addresses?
1. On Sept. 3, more than 40 state and county leaders gathered in Honolulu to call for true publicly owned utilities in Hawaii. According to the news release the state House of Representatives’ press office sent out that day, which Maui County Councilmember was there? A. Riki Hokama B. Gladys Baisa C. Don Guzman D. Don Couch E. Stacy Crivello 2. According to the Sept. … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know the future of the vacant land next to the Honua Kai Resort?
Not sure if you've noticed, but St. Louis-based Charter Communications, Inc. wants to merge with Time Warner Cable, a deal valued at $78.7 billion. That move potentially affects Oceanic Time Warner's 200,000 or so customers in Hawaii, since the merger will transfer Time Warner's cable TV franchises over to Charter. As a result, the state Department of Commerce and Consumer … [Read more...] about Upcoming Maui County hearings on Time Warner-Charter Communications cable franchise transfers
In Hawaii, a chain of islands in the middle of the largest ocean on Earth, the vulnerability of our power generation couldn’t be more apparent. Shipping in fossil fuels isn’t a mere luxury–it’s a potential disaster. Cut off the oil, and in no time at all our state returns to the 19th century. It’s a weak point state officials finally addressed this year with the passage of … [Read more...] about Here are 40 reasons to oppose the Hawaiian Electric Industries/NextEra Energy merger