Monthly Archives: January 2012

Rebates on Energy Efficient Appliances in SC

South Carolina will begin to give rebates of $50-$100 for energy efficient appliances starting on Friday, January 27.  The program will last until February 5. Read More: http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2012/jan/24/rebates-new-energy-efficient-appliances-start-frid/

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Large Solar Energy Farm Debuts in North Carolina

Kings Mountain Solar, a new solar energy farm, began generating enough power for 616 average-sized homes today.  With a total of 22,000 solar panels, it is one of the largest projects in the state. Read More: http://www.power-eng.com/news/2012/01/1583449588/duke-energy-one-of-north-carolina-s-largest-solar-farms-debuts-in-kings-mountain.html

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Investigating Wind Potential in SC

Duke Energy and AWS Truepower LLC are conducting a federally-funded study of wind energy potential off the coast of the Carolinas. Read More: http://www.charlestonbusiness.com/news/42357-duke-energy-to-study-offshore-wind-potential-in-south-carolina

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Energy Efficiency in the US

Though energy efficiency improvements, the US saved enough energy in 2010 to power almost 10 millions homes, a 21% increase over the previous year.  Energy savings in 2011 expected to be even greater. Read More: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2012/01/us-beats-expectations-saving-energy?cmpid=WNL-Wednesday-January11-2012

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Ocean Acidification in Washington State

In North America, private venture and corporate investments in clean energy tech grew 30% over 2010. One of the more troubling implications of rising  carbon dioxide emissions is the ongoing acidification of the world’s oceans.  Acidic waters threaten oceanic food … Continue reading

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Clean Energy Growth in North America

In North America, private venture and corporate investments in clean energy tech grew 30% over 2010. Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2012/01/09/400458/cleantech-venture-investments-grew-2011-solar/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed&mobile=nc

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Local Opinion: Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

A Myrtle Beach engineer explains why transitioning to more efficient light bulbs makes sense for America’s energy future. http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/01/09/2588177/shining-light-on-the-bulb-ban.html

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Virginia’s Clean Energy Path

Virginia’s republican governor understands the need to invest in clean energy resources and supports the policies to make it happen. http://www.nawindpower.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.9172

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Clean Energy Around the World

China is increasing it’s solar targets by 50%, and India is on pace to reach it’s aggressive 2020 solar targets. What are we doing to compete in the new clean energy economy? http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011/12/asia-report-china-takes-sharp-turn-in-push-for-solar-energy?cmpid=WNL-Wednesday-December21-2011 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/29/business/energy-environment/in-solar-power-india-begins-living-up-to-its-own-ambitions.html?_r=1

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The Weather of 2011

PBS segment on 2011’s mindboggling weather and how a warming climate is the equivalent of atmospheric steroids: Read More:  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/environment/july-dec11/weather_12-28.html

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