Monthly Archives: March 2013

Forward-thinking Energy Policies Create Jobs

Jobs in the clean energy sector grew by 110,000 during 2012. The states benefiting most from this economic activity have taken the lead in updating their energy policies and regulation to reflect 21st century energy realities. Read More

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Energy Executives Mapping Out Sustainable Future

The Obama Administration is conferring with energy executives representing a broad range of technologies in preparation for a revised approach to meeting our country’s energy demand in an economically and environmentally sustainable way. Read More

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“Value of Solar” Rate Captures True Costs & Benefits

Some states are moving towards a “value of solar” rate that captures the benefits solar energy creates for a utility and its customers. This rate would then be paid to homeowners and businesses that invest in solar and sell their … Continue reading

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Renewables Protect Against Long-term Fossil Fuel Costs

Renewables are increasingly being looked at as long-term price hedges against the volatility of fossil fuel costs.  It is imperative that South Carolina utilities begin modeling benefits of this nature, which would accompany the development of our abundant in-state renewable … Continue reading

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National Speakers To Talk Energy in SC

The SC Coastal Conservation League has announced details for its 25th Anniversary Conference. The League has assembled an impressive list of speakers to discuss the possibilities and potential awaiting our state over the next 25 years. Read More

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SC Senate Introduces Solar Tax Credit Bill

A new solar tax credit aimed at making South Carolina more competitive with neighboring states like North Carolina and Georgia has been introduced in the state senate. Read More

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Solar Leasing Fundamentally Changing Electricity In US

Solar leasing has exploded onto the American scene offering reduced power bills for businesses and homeowners around the country. Take a look at this must read interview with the co-founder and CEO of SolarCity to get a better understanding of … Continue reading

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Post & Courier Editorial: Don’t Block Our Sun Power

South Carolina now has an opportunity to participate in the growing solar market by passing legislation that removes current legal barriers for leasing panels. Unfortunately, the legislation (H.3425) is currently stalled in the SC House of Representatives. Read More

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Shale Deposits Not A Panacea As Hoped

Has the development of shale oil and gas put America on a path to energy independence? Industry experts warn that our expectations may be out of sync with reality. This article takes a closer look at the factors at play … Continue reading

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Nuclear Buyer’s Remorse Hits GA and FL

Elected officials in Georgia and Florida are starting to have buyer’s remorse as the cost of new nuclear reactors continues to climb and consumers are saddled with the additional costs. Read More

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