Monthly Archives: January 2013

Climate Reality Closely Tracking Scientific Predictions

Here’s a closer look at how predictions from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) compare to observed environmental and climatic changes. Read More

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Columbia, SC Save Millions with Efficiency

The Columbia Housing Authority is expecting to realize over $6.5 million in energy and water savings as a result of efficiency efforts.  This is yet another example of the role efficiency can play in keeping dollars in our local communities … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency in SC Needs Utilities

Could South Carolina’s electric utilities be key players in implementing our state’s recently updated building energy code? Read More

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Fortune 500 Companies Pursue Clean Energy

Some of the largest and most successful corporations across the planet are increasingly turning to clean energy to power their operations. Boeing and BMW are two of the more prominent examples here in South Carolina. Take a look at this … Continue reading

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2012: Banner Year for Renewables in US

Renewable energy installations surged in 2012 as our nation continues to move towards a cleaner energy future. Read More

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Solar Costly in US Compared to Germany

The Lawrence Berkeley National lab has released a report examining why the installed cost of solar is dramatically more expensive in the U.S. versus Germany. Not surprisingly, policy plays a critical role. Read More

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More Wind than Natural Gas in 2012

The installation of new wind capacity looks to have overtaken new natural gas capacity for 2012. As this industry grows, will our state increase its share of the pie in the years to come? Read More

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North Myrtle Beach Sees $$$ Blowing in the Wind

Officials in North Myrtle Beach recognize the economic promise offshore wind holds for their town and South Carolina.  A substantial offshore wind resource, quality port facilities, and an existing wind supply chain make our state an attractive location for future … Continue reading

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