Monthly Archives: September 2012

Biomass in Scotland

Scotland’s vision for biomass: small sustainable facilities, close to available local wood supplies and as efficient as possible. Read More

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How to Finance Solar Projects

Here is a clear explanation of some creative ways other states are inexpensively financing solar projects. Read More

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First Solar’s Business Plan

First Solar stays ahead of Chinese companies with a vertically integrated business plan which helps utilities predict uneven power flows from solar. Read More

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Apple’s NC Solar Farm

Apple nears completion of a 20MW solar farm in North Carolina (impressive photos). Read More

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Jim Gandy, WLTX Columbia

Columbia’s WLTX is home to meteorologist Jim Gandy, one of the nation’s most effective communicators of climate change. His viewers have responded with fascination and praise. Read More

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Second Best Quarter for Solar Industry

The US solar industry installed 772 MW of new solar capacity in the second quarter of 2012, its second best quarter ever. Read More

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How the Recession Has Influenced Offshore Wind

South Carolina’s offshore wind development has been slowed by natural gas and the recession. Read More

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New, High Tech, Energy Efficient Homes

Two new SC communities, one in Summerville and one in Ridgeville, will offer homes with some incredible energy-efficient technologies, including geothermal (ground-sourced) heat pumps, photovoltaic solar panels, super insulated building shells, Energy-Star rated appliances, and state of the art electronic and web-based … Continue reading

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Solar Leasing Needed in SC

Electricity rates in SC continue to climb.  This article, and the many others like it in recent months, underscore the need for greater investment in energy efficiency and open access for utility customers to the free market’s lowest cost financing … Continue reading

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New Nuclear Fuel

Mixed oxide fuel (MOX), an experimental nuclear fuel made from surplus nuclear weapons, will be produced at the Savannah River Site upon the completion of the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility. However, it is unclear whether nuclear operators like Duke Energy … Continue reading

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