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October 9, 2012


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100-Watt Bulb Phased Out, but Production Continues in SC

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Thomas Edison’s incandescent light bulb reigned as the go-to artificial light source of the 20th century, but gains in efficiency and longevity among more modern light bulb technologies have led to the phasing out of this icon of American ingenuity. Read More

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Feds: Flood Risk Higher Than Thought at Duke Nuclear Facility

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A Nuclear Regulatory Commission risk analysis engineer raised concerns about flood risk at Duke Energy’s Oconee nuclear plant after the NRC kept large portions of a 2011 report from the public. Read More

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Coal-Fired Australia, Buffeted by Climate Change, Enacts Carbon Tax

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Australia, a nation with enormous coal deposits and one of the world’s highest per capita  carbon emissions, is implementing an aggressive tax on carbon in response to dramatic climate changes impacting the country. Soaring temperatures have amplified droughts, floods, and wildfires, while increased carbon uptake by the ocean has degraded the Great Barrier Reef. Read More

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Retired Reverend Wants Solar Leasing For SC

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Reverend Wiley Cooper of Columbia’s Washington Street United Methodist Church has started a petition seeking the legalization of solar leasing in South Carolina. Read More

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Offshore Wind Farm Could Produce Thousands of Jobs, Billions in Wages For SC

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A new study by Clemson University’s Restoration Institute and Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs states that building a wind farm off SC’s coast could produce thousands of green jobs and millions of dollars in wages and state and local government revenues. Those benefits would be in addition to the massive amount of clean, renewable power produced for local and regional use. Read More

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South Carolina Among Most-Improved States in Energy Efficiency

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

According to the 2012 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, South Carolina ranks among the most-improved states in efficiency efforts. Read More

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Kaydon to Shut SC Plant as Expiry of Energy Tax Credit Looms

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Kaydon Corp., a maker of specialty ball bearings for wind turbines, plans to shutter a manufacturing facility in Sumter due to the impending expiration of a federal renewable energy tax credit. The Production Tax Credit provides 2.2 cents of tax relief for each kilowatt-hour of electricity produced. Read More

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SCE&G Seeks an Additional $283M for New Reactors

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

South Carolina’s Public Service Commission faces the unenviable challenge of having to decide whether ratepayers or SCE&G should pay for an additional $283 million dollars in cost increases associated with the company’s two new nuclear reactors in Jenkinsville. Read More

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