“For me, personally, I believe global climate change is real and it is the most urgent challenge of our generation,” Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz (D), whom Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) tapped for the seat, said in brief comments Wednesday.
If only he could do something about the electricity rates here. We pay three times the cost per kilowatt hour of mainland electricity rates -- and we could be making our own affordable energy in abundance (geothermal, for example). But the electric company, HECO, is the only game in town and they're in bed with every politician here, thus they get to do whatever the hell they want.