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Solar panels on the rooftops of homes in the Salt Lake neighborhood of Oahu, Hawaii.
(Matt Mallams for Earthjustice)
Article August 5, 2016

Model For Monopoly Power Companies Needs to Change

The Public Utilities Commission rejected the NextEra-Hawaiian Electric takeover deal, but the real work to build a clean energy system by and for the people of Hawaii has just begun.

Earthjustice managing attorney Isaac Moriwake stands on his O‘ahu rooftop, which has been retrofitted with solar panels. In 2016, Hawai‘i’s Public Utilities Commission rejected the $4.3 billion sale of the state’s main utility company to out-of-state profiteers.
(Matt Mallams for Earthjustice)
Article July 28, 2016

Hawai‘i Rejects a Billion-Dollar Power Play

Hawai‘i’s Public Utilities Commission recently rejected the $4.3 billion sale of the state’s main utility company to out-of-state profiteers.

Powerlines and rooftop solar in Oahu, Hawai‘i. The state is burdened with the nation’s highest electric rates. The PUC has told HECO to start moving to a clean energy model of the future.
(Matt Mallams / Earthjustice)
Press Release July 15, 2016

Hawaii Environmental, Consumer, Business Groups Applaud Rejection of NextEra Takeover

No appetite for NextEra’s outdated, dirty energy vision

Solar panels on homes at Salt Lake in Oahu, Hawaiʻi.
(Matt Mallams for Earthjustice)
case: Victory January 20, 2015

HECO / NextEra Merger: Defending Hawai‘i’s Solar Advances

A coalition of clean energy groups petitioned the Hawaiʻi Public Utilities Commission to complete its ongoing work to plan Hawaiʻi’s energy future before considering the proposed acquisition of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Hawai’i’s main electric utility, by Florida-based NextEra Energy. NextEra’s proposal to buy Hawaiian Electric for $4.3 billion was announced in early December 2014 and…

Document January 15, 2015

Petition to the Hawaiʻi Public Utilities Commission

A coalition of clean energy groups petitioned the Hawaiʻi Public Utilities Commission to complete its ongoing work to plan Hawaiʻi’s energy future before considering the proposed acquisition of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Hawai'i's main electric utility, by Florida-based NextEra Energy.

Solar panels dot the rooftops of homes in Salt Lake on Oahu, Hawaiʻi. (Matt Mallams for Earthjustice)
Press Release January 15, 2015

Groups Petition Hawaiian Utility Commission: Don’t Let Merger Slow Down Solar Advances

Finish cutting-edge clean energy plans before merging with Florida utility