Monthly Archives: July 2012

Energy Efficiency Retrofits: An Emerging Market

A new report predicts the global market for energy efficiency retrofits of commercial properties will reach $152 billion by 2020. Read More

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Evaluating Energy Efficiency Standards

Are energy efficiency standards limiting consumer choice and lacking in environmental and economic benefits? Efficiency experts respond to their critics. Read More

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Carbon Tax Approaching?

Groups from across the political spectrum are speculating about the viability of a carbon tax as part of an expected federal tax reform package. Read More

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Wind Farms Encourage Local Economic Development

States are learning that significant local economic development accompanies new wind farms. Read More

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SC Laws Stifle Solar Growth

Solar installations are booming across the US as new financing methods gain traction, but many of these financing models are currently prohibited in South Carolina. Read More

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New Energy Data Tool

Take a look at this great new energy data tool created by the SC Energy office. Read More

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Bigger Is Better..When It Comes to Turbines

Good news for Clemson’s wind turbine drive train facility that is being designed to test the next generation of large scale wind turbines: bigger means better according to a new study from Switzerland. Read More

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New Approach to Energy Retrofits

The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina have developed an approach to energy efficiency retrofits that is going national. Read More

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Inglis’ Conservative Clean Energy Policy

Bob Inglis expounded on his conservative approach to clean energy policy at last week’s SC Clean Energy Summit. Read More Here and Here

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Extreme Weather Continues

The US continues to shatter extreme weather records in 2012. Read More

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