Richard Ha writes:
My friend Dave Ross invited me to be a guest speaker on Kona Blog Radio. The program was recorded at Boston Basil's in Kailua-Kona on Tuesday, and you can listen to it here:
I talked about the Big Island Community Coalition (BICC), the organization recently formed to make the island’s electricity rates the lowest in the state.
The next step: Asking people to attend upcoming PUC hearings.
The PUC is holding these hearings to learn what people think about HELCO’s proposed 4.2 percent rate hike, as well as the proposed Aina Koa Pono biofuels project at Ka‘u. BICC is against both proposals because they would raise our electricity rates, not lower them.
The first PUC hearing is on Monday, October 29, 2012, 6 p.m. at the Hilo High School cafeteria. The next is on Tuesday, October 30 at 6 p.m. at Kealakehe High School.
We need your input so we can work on getting our electricity rates down, instead of just watching them go up.