Think Energy SC, February 12th Newsletter

A new website, SC Solar Now, has been launched to serve as a central location for news and information on solar energy here in South Carolina.

SC Solar Now will keep you updated on solar investment opportunities, public hearings, and the latest solar news across the Palmetto State. With the recent adoption of landmark solar legislation by the South Carolina Legislature, this is a great resource for understanding how solar can work for your home or business.

You can learn more about SC Solar Now by clicking here.

In other solar news, Duke Energy and SCE&G have proposed a series of new solar programs that will create multiple options for residential, commercial, and large-scale solar access for their customers.

Learn more about the Duke Energy proposal here.

Learn more about the SCE&G proposal here.

On the offshore drilling front, coastal communities in South Carolina are speaking out against the recent proposal from the Obama Administration to allow oil and gas exploration and development off the South Carolina coast.

The City of Beaufort and the Town of Port Royal both unanimously adopted resolutions this week opposing offshore drilling. As noted by Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling, “Simply put—our state and local governments spend millions of dollars to bring people here to enjoy our natural environment. Why in the world would we put that at risk?”

Read more on the resolutions here.

You can also click here to watch a recent panel discussion on offshore drilling hosted by the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Learn more about offshore drilling, its potential impacts to the South Carolina coast, and how you can get involved by clicking here.

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