This Week’s News, January 9th, 2013

The SC Public Service Commission (PSC) was recently presented with compelling information on economic development opportunities related to solar, offshore wind, and energy efficiency. Experts in these various fields covered the clean energy resources available in South Carolina and the positive economic impact more investment in these areas would have for the state. The PSC regulates SCE&G, Duke Energy and Duke Energy Progress.

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Watch the presentations and the Q&A with the PSC

Want to learn more about the PSC or even consider running for a commission seat in in 2014? Then take a look at uPowerSC.

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Cities and states along the east coast are vying to become hubs for wind manufacturing. Do cities like Charleston and states like South Carolina have what takes to compete in this market?

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If South Carolina elected officials could take action to erode monopolies, promote self-reliance, defend property rights, create jobs, and support our state’s global competitiveness, wouldn’t you expect them to?

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Energy Efficiency Spotlight

Rolling blackouts due to extreme cold weather disrupted service for thousands of SCE&G residents this week. The company’s prescription for avoiding future blackouts? Energy efficiency.

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Take a look at how South Carolina’s utilities stack up against each other and leading utilities when it comes to energy efficiency.

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Climate Change News

President Obama’s rhetoric on climate change has been aggressive, but his actions tell a different story as fossil fuel production skyrockets.

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Remember what the tobacco industry and some politicians were saying not long ago about the “uncertainty” surrounding nicotine addiction and the health impacts of cigarettes? Fast-forward two decades and substitute “climate change” for “tobacco.”

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