After considering the matter in several proceedings since 1991, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has decided to permit the state's utilities to include in rates the full cost of...
Not Dead Yet
"It doesn't mean it's not needed because it wasn't done [in the last legislative session]. I think there were concerns about how it would be done, who would be paying it, where would the money come from, who would administer it.
"It was just not politically doable this time. But we've not given up."
- J.C. Roberts, South Plains Electric Co-op
Courtney Barry is a writer in Austin, Texas, who formerly worked for the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
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