Explore with us the current events, both global and local, that impact life in Hawai’i Today. “In depth” analysis of the challenges and potential solutions are addressed, with a focus on activating community solutions that will nurture and sustain a lifestyle unique to all who live in Hawai’i.
Struck between Shareholder Priorities, Customer Priorities, and States Mandates – HECO is adrift… Investor-owned utilities (IOUs), as is the case with HECO, are the old-school, for-profit, regulated-monopoly utilities, with a captive customer base and profits guaranteed by law. Yet, Hawaii’s 2045 clean energy (RPS) mandate requires HECO to institute operating reforms that must first and foremost […]
Hawaii Electric is the state’s 10th largest employer, employing over 2,700. Operating as the states’ only power monopoly Hawaiian Electric companies (HECO) include Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light. The company is use to getting its way. Under HECO’s power stewardship, Hawaii has the highest residential electricity prices in the United States, averaging more than […]
What happens when the inmates run the jail, or polluters decide the enforcement role of the Environmental Protection Agency, and fossil fuel and extraction interests now rule over Interior department actions and policies? Welcome to the last 3 years. Has the EPA become the Environmental Pollution Agency? The Trump administration is preparing to significantly limit […]
Forty Nine Reasons all in a line, All of them good ones, All of them Lies … (49 Bye-Byes, CSN). The Hawaiian word for truth is ʻoiaʻiʻo. If you’re keeping score, Donald Trump has lied an average of 13 times a day since becoming president. Within the last two months the average number of lies […]