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Should Utility Companies Be More Like Broadband Providers?

June 14, 2014 by Martin LaMonica
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Electricity is the ultimate commodity. Since gadgets and appliances work no matter where they plug in, it's nearly impossible for consumers to distinguish between different products. But executives say that utilities need to start marketing more personalized products in order to stay relevant.[read more]

I Almost Bought Hawaii's Electric Utility for $6B and Made It a Renewables Paradise

June 4, 2014 by Eric Wesoff
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Renewables Paradise?

I have a confession to make. In 2011 I became involved, in a small way, in a multi-billion-dollar scheme to buy out HECO, Hawaii's electric utility, and take it private. The plan was to shift HECO from its reliance on fossil fuels and allow the island to be powered by its natural gifts of geothermal, solar and wind.[read more]