Monthly Archives: August 2012

Better Fuel Economy Means Improved Economy

Higher mileage standards are expected to benefit the economy and the auto industry while creating over 400,000 new American jobs. Read More

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Benefits of Carbon Tax

What are some ancillary benefits of a tax on carbon? Read More

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South Carolinians Support Offshore Wind

A new study by Clemson reveals broad support from marine recreationists for offshore wind power from Georgetown to North Myrtle Beach. Read More

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SC Electricity Rates on the Rise

Electricity rates in South Carolina are receiving more and more scrutiny as they continue to rise for many utility customers. Read More Here or Here

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Fuel Costs Down, But Electricity Prices Up

With fuel costs on the decline, why are electricity rates rising around the country? Read More

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The Future of Oil

Here is a must read, sobering analysis of the future of oil supplies. Read More

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What Is “Water-Friendly” Energy?

Almost 50% of water withdrawals in the U.S. are associated with thermoelectric power plants, and a large majority of Americans favor a shift to more water friendly sources of power like wind and solar. Read More

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Secretary of Energy on the Future of Renewables

In a new article published by the journal Nature, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu explains how cost declines, technological advances, and policy could translate into an 80% penetration rate for renewables in this country by 2050. Read More

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Utilies Support Energy Efficiency

Utilities across the country are taking a closer look at financing energy efficiency retrofits for their customers through various on-bill financing models. Read More

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What Does More Drilling Really Mean?

A new study from the Congressional Budget Office concludes more drilling won’t necessarily translate into the budgetary boon some lawmakers are suggesting. Read More

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