Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) names Hamilton Davis a ‘building code champion’

The Washington, DC-based Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) announced Hamilton Davis, the SC Coastal Conservation League’s Climate & Energy Director, as their building code champion for the first quarter of 2012. Read more

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Study Examining Higher Electric Rates

New study concludes that there is no relationship between higher electric rates and renewable energy targets. Read More

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Italy Surpasses Germany in Solar Power Installations

Italy’s Solar PV installations surge in 2011, surpassing global market leader German for the first time. Read More

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Climate Cycles: What Will We Face?

Climate “cycles” generally fluctuate over extremely long periods of time, not decades or years. If weather from recent years is any indication, we’re in for an increasingly wild ride. Read More

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US Air Force on Board with Renewable Energy

The US Air Force already gets 6% of its power from renewables, and it aims to generate another gigawatt of renewable energy by 2016. Read More

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Drop in Cost of Solar Power in CA

Here is a closer look at the dramatic drop in the cost of solar power for California utilities. Over 100MW of solar in California to be developed at less than 9 cents per kWh, making it cheaper than new coal … Continue reading

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Potential Consequences of Biomass Energy

According to a new study, large-scale forest biomass energy can undermine the health of ecosystems and actually increase carbon emissions.  We need to get this right in SC. Read More

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Grading for Congress’ Response to BP Oil Spill: D

Panel calls on Congress to respond to reports on the BP oil spill with needed offshore drilling reforms. Read More

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Lack of Transparency in Oil and Gas Exploration

Offshore oil and gas exploration is being considered for areas off the South Carolina coast, but the information gathered would not be available to the state or the public. Read More

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Offshore Wind Opportunity

For offshore wind, the stage is set for a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a new industry with good-paying jobs focused mostly in coastal states. Read More

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