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HECO plan raises solar costs

The proposal creates new fees for both non-solar and solar customers and invests in liquefied natural gas

By Kathryn Mykleseth

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 28, 2014

~~<p>Hawaiian Electric Co.'s new energy plan angered solar customers, who could face higher monthly bills, but pleased non-solar customers, who might see their costs drop.</p>
<p>HECO's proposal, designed to break Hawaii's dependence on fossil fuels, includes a major investment in liquefied natural gas, which environmentalists said would only delay the state's transition to renewable energy sources.</p>
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Hawaiian Electric Co.'s new energy plan angered solar customers, who could face higher monthly bills, but pleased non-solar customers, who might see their costs drop.

HECO's proposal, designed to break Hawaii's dependence on fossil fuels, includes a major investment in liquefied natural gas, which environmentalists said would only delay the state's transition to renewable energy sources. Login for more...



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