Monthly Archives: February 2013

A New Chapter In SC’s Climate Change Discussion

Factual information should inform our energy policy decisions, but for too long, we have ignored the reality of climate change and its relation to energy production. The recent science-based study by the SC Department of Natural Resources is worth the … Continue reading

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SC Businesses Demand Solar Leasing Option

Local businesses and investors recognize the opportunities being denied South Carolinians as a consequence of our antiquated energy laws, and they are advocating solutions that make economic and environmental sense for our state. Read More

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Resistance To Change Could Disadvantage SC Utility Customers

South Carolina is now experiencing foundational shifts firsthand. A law to provide greater access to distributed energy systems is currently being considered in the state legislature¬†(H.3425), but the resistance to change by entrenched interests has the legislation stalled in committee. … Continue reading

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All New Investment Dollars Flowing To Renewables

In January of 2013, all new power generation brought online in the U.S. came from renewable sources (1,231 MW). Read More

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VA, NC Embracing Offshore Wind

The Republican Governors of Virginia and North Carolina have openly embraced offshore wind as part of their all-of-the-above energy policies, and our governor should do the same. As additional opportunities for regional collaboration on offshore energy resources materialize in the … Continue reading

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SC Lagging In Solar Deployment

As is evident from the following map, South Carolina has some catching up to do in deploying the technologies that will power the 21st century. Read More

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Foundations Of Electricity Generation Are Shifting Dramatically

The democratization of energy is underway. Just as the internet and mobile phones have fundamentally altered how we communicate and access information, technological trends in the energy arena are leading us towards a future of decentralization where control over energy … Continue reading

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SC Meteorologist Confronts Climate Change Head-On

A South Carolina meteorologist from the Midlands is tackling the climate issue and educating viewers on what a warmer planet could mean for them. Read More

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Efficiency Increases Productivity Without Cost Of New Generation

Energy efficiency makes our economy more productive at a lower incremental cost than simply investing in new power generation. A recent analysis concludes that 74% of new energy demand since 1970 has been met through energy efficiency measures in the … Continue reading

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NC Clean Energy Policies Boost Economy, Save Customers Money

A new North Carolina study reveals clean energy policies in that state created over 21,000 jobs and generated $1.7 billion in economic activity between 2007 and 2012. In addition, these policies are expected to result in $173 million in customer … Continue reading

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