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Clean energy short-circuited by legislators


    Next year is the second half of the two-year legislative cycle, so bills could pick up where they left off. But residents — engaged voters in an election year — must insist that clean energy goes beyond campaign talk, and that policy-making politicians walk the walk.

When NextEra Energy’s bid to take over Hawaiian Electric Co. failed last summer, it seemed Hawaii was re-energized to reclaim its own fuel destiny, to build on its laudable law to reach 100 percent renewable power by 2045. Read more

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