Category Archives: Coal

Climate Change Hero On SC Television

South Carolina meteorologist Jim Gandy is taking a stand on climate change and working to educate the public about this threat. As he puts it, “Given the volume of research that’s been done, you cannot claim that you don’t believe … Continue reading

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Public Demands Santee Cooper Remove Coal Ash From River Banks

The public calls for Santee Cooper to remove the coal ash from 82 acres of retention ponds on the banks of the Waccamaw River in Conway. Other utilities in the South Carolina (SCE&G) have opted for removal of coal ash … Continue reading

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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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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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Utility CEO Vows Focus On Climate Change

A recently retired electric utility CEO from Entergy Corp vows to continue to push the industry and the nation to address climate change. Read More

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Solar Power Now Cheaper Than Coal?

A new power purchase agreement for solar power in New Mexico comes in lower than the cost of coal. Read More

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Despite Threat to Southern Forests, UK Develops Industrial-Scale Biomass

European countries committed themselves to dramatic reductions in carbon emissions, but at the same time, Great Britain and others have moved forward with industrial-scale biomass facilities which will encourage forest degradation here in the South. For example, a UK company … Continue reading

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ALEC Seeks Repeal of Renewable Energy Mandates

The American Legislative Exchange Council, known widely by its acronym ALEC, has set its sights on repealing state renewable energy mandates across the country. Read More

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US Could Benefit From Carbon Tax

As the impacts of climate change become more and more apparent, the need to identify a palatable solution to the carbon problem becomes clear. This topic receives a fresh look from a professor of energy policy at Oxford. Read More

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Judge to Decide Whether Santee Cooper Pollution Lawsuit Proceeds

A state judge will wait until after Thanksgiving to rule whether or not the court will proceed with a lawsuit brought against Santee Cooper. The lawsuit pertains to the storage of toxic coal ash in unlined ponds next to the … Continue reading

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