Category Archives: Energy Efficiency

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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“Get Ready, Utilities: Solar is Coming.”

Such was the headline from a recent article out of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. The author spells out what many utility executives have known for years; the evolution of solar technology is changing the electric utility business model in … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency Advice for the Holiday Season

In case you were wondering how to reduce your electricity use during the holiday season, here are six ways to save energy (and money) from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Read More

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Wind, solar power paired with storage could be cost-effective way to power grid

A new study out of the University of Delaware contends that a combination of wind, solar and storage could be a cost-effective way to fully power a large electric grid 99.9% of the time by 2030. If these findings prove … Continue reading

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PSC Holds Final Hearing for SCE&G Rate Hike

The Public Service Commission held its final hearing for SCE&G’s most recent rate increase request last week. Ratepayers in Columbia voiced concerns similar to those raised in Charleston, and the PSC will likely decide on the request before the end … Continue reading

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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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Atlanta Sets Aside Millions for Efficiency Financing

Atlanta’s Economic Development Authority decided to set aside $200 million to finance energy efficiency retrofits for commercial and multi-family buildings. Read More

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Ikea to Produce 100% of Electricity from Renewables

Swedish retailer Ikea will produce 100% of the corporation’s energy needs from solar and wind by 2020. They currently generate electricity from solar panels atop 34 of their 38 US stores and distribution centers. They plan to expand solar installations, … Continue reading

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