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October 3, 2012


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Risk & Choice: Are We Capable of Addressing Certain Threats?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The SC Sea Grant Consortium’s summer newsletter includes an insightful article on the science of risk and choice. While the piece doesn’t address the energy sector, many of the author’s conclusions apply to our decision-making about fossil fuel consumption and climate change. Read More

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GE Unveils Renewable-Friendly Turbine

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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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California Launches Aggressive PACE Program

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

California recently launched the nation’s largest Property Assessed Clean Energy financing program (PACE). The program gives property owners access to low-cost loans aimed at reducing energy and water use. Read More

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Energy Efficient Schools Save Taxpayers Money

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A group of SC leaders recently visited a school district in Kentucky which has saved almost $7 million since 2003 by investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Read More

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Peer Pressure Leads to Energy Savings

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

When it comes to saving money on electricity, peer pressure could prove to be a powerful motivator. Read More

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Europe's Demand for Wood Pellets to Impact Southeast

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The UK’s biggest coal-fired power plant will spend $1 billion to convert half of its units to burn wood pellets. Once completed, it would require harvesting a forest the size of Rhode Island each year. The company says the majority of pellets would come from the Southeastern US, raising concerns about sustainability. Read More

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Solar Leasing a Saving Grace for Churches

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Churches across the country are reducing their electric bills by installing solar systems. Innovative financing models, like solar leasing, allow these non-profits to take advantage of solar energy without having to shoulder large upfront costs. Read More

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Georgia Power Seeks PSC Approval for 210MW of Solar

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Amid a flurry of solar news coming out of Georgia, the Southern Company’s Georgia Power has asked regulators to approve the purchase of 210 megawatts of new solar capacity. If a South Carolina utility made a similar request, it would transform our state’s solar industry. Read More

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