A multi-billion dollar deal merging Hawaiian Electric and its subsidiaries with Florida energy company NextEra Energy is on the table. NextEra Energy says it will provide a more affordable clean energy future for Hawai‘i, but opponents have concerns over how a merger might impact consumers and Hawai‘i’s renewable energy goals. The pending deal has also prompted some to examine the merits of other available options, such as utility cooperatives or county-run utilities.
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This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Kamehameha Schools – Maui Middle School on Maui.
Students from Roosevelt High School on Oahu highlight the December 2014 inauguration of Governor David Ige at the Hawaii State Capitol, focusing on his vision for public education in Hawaii. Several Roosevelt students comment on the Governor’s vision and offer their own insights on education.
Students from Saint Francis School on Oahu, formerly a school for girls that recently welcomed its first male students, portray how senior Eislee Nakamasu lent his talents to transforming an annual student pageant into a shining, co-educational success; students from Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauai showcase how Lanakila Kitchen in Lawai serves up good food while changing the lives of adults with disabilities; students from Hana K-12 School on Maui tell the story of Megan Kalalau, a senior who does not let her blindness limit her dreams for the future; students at Wheeler Middle School on Oahu feature eighth-grader Macy Walters’ amazing trek to the top of Africa’s highest mountain to raise awareness of a rare autoimmune disease; and students from Island School on Kauai profile professional bodyboarder Dave Hubbard, capturing his thrilling rides on aerial video.
It’s been 90 days since Gov. David Ige took office. Has the former state lawmaker laid groundwork for consensus-building? And how will he weather the storm created by his choice of Carleton Ching to lead the Department of Land and Natural Resources? Daryl Huff moderates the discussion.
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The contest to become Hawai‘i’s next governor on November 4 is shaping up to be a horserace with no clear frontrunner. On the next Insights, Mahealani Richardson will host our round-table discussion of the issues among the four candidates vying to be Hawai‘i’s eighth governor: Republican Duke Aiona, Libertarian Jeff Davis, Independent Mufi Hannemann and Democrat David Ige.