Monthly Archives: June 2012

New Course About Sustinable Building

A new course on Understanding High Performance Homes is being offered to real estate agents and appraisers next week in Columbia.  Register and earn continuing education credits while learning more about sustainable practices in the rapidly changing building industry. Read … Continue reading

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Solar Industry First Quarter Improves by 85%

Impressive results are posted for the US solar industry as 2012 first quarter results exceed 2011 first quarter numbers by 85%. Read More

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The Private Sector’s Potential

Can the private sector lead the US to an oil- and coal-free future by 2050 while avoiding $5 trillion in costs? Amory Lovins explains how he thinks it’s possible. Read More

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Bank of America Pledges to Fight Climate Change

“Environmental business delivers value to our clients, return for our shareholders, and helps strengthen the economy,” says Bank of America’s Chief Executive Brian Moynihan while explaining the company’s recent $50 billion, ten-year pledge to combat climate change. Read More

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Clean Energy Tech to Save Consumers Money

The International Energy Agency finds adoption of currently available clean energy technology could save consumers trillions of dollars in fuel costs by 2050. Read More

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Federal Funds to Support Energy Crops

North Carolina is set to receive federal funds that support the development of non-food energy crops.  The US Secretary of Agriculture says, “It’s about farm income, it’s about jobs, it’s about consumer choice and less reliance on foreign oil.” Read More

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Offshore Wind Costs Predicted to Decline

A new report from the UK predicts steep declines in costs for offshore wind energy by 2020. Read More

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iCloud Can Save Companies Money

Google says their cloud computing services can save companies billions on energy and infrastructure spending. Read More

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Proftable Renewable Energy Generation

The Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE) program is once again offering premium rates for small-scale renewable energy generation. Read More

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Solar Bill Stopped at the SC Senate

A bill to make solar investments more affordable for South Carolina residents and businesses fails to pass the SC Senate, thus giving our neighboring states a competitive advantage in today’s rapidly changing energy economy. Read More

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