Category Archives: Natural Gas

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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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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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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“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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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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Significant Integration of Renewables Poses Real Challenges

States like California which produce significant amounts of electricity from renewable resources now face the challenge of balancing those resources with traditional forms of generation. Fortunately for SC, we produce so little electricity from solar and wind that we could … Continue reading

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GE Unveils Renewable-Friendly Turbine

General Electric unveiled a new natural gas turbine which complements renewable energy sources by quickly and efficiently ramping up and down. Read More

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A Gas and Wind World?

The CEO of General Electric says we are living in a gas and wind world for the foreseeable future. Read More

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Fuel Costs Down, But Electricity Prices Up

With fuel costs on the decline, why are electricity rates rising around the country? Read More

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