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October 16, 2012


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California to Charge for Carbon Emissions

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

California will become the first state in the nation to charge industries across the economy for the greenhouse gases they emit. Opponents and supporters alike say that the state’s emissions reduction program is ambitious and risky, but this isn’t the first time California has been at the forefront of an energy issue in the US. Read More

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Japan Adopts Carbon Tax

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Despite a nationwide shutdown of its nuclear fleet following the Fukushima disaster last year, Japan still found the will to adopt a carbon tax on major emitters. The tax will come in three phases with the first increase adding between 12-31 percent on existing levies. Read More

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US Global Leader in Wood Pellet Exports

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

According to a new report from Wood Resources International, the US has surpassed Canada as the leading exporter of wood pellets. As Europe begins its transition from coal to woody biomass for electricity generation, they anticipate sourcing much of that wood in the form of pellets from the Southeast US. Negative impacts to forests and ecosystem health could be managed with appropriate sustainbility standards. Read More

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Charleston Gets Net-Zero Energy Homes

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Following a growing trend in the national real estate market, super-efficient homes are now a reality in subdivisions across Charleston. Read More

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uPowerSC Raises Awareness About Public Service Commission

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

uPowerSC is a new initiative dedicated to raising awareness about our Public Service Commission (PSC), the important decisions they make with regard to utility regulation, as well as upcoming PSC elections. Read More

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Retired Columbia Minister Crusades for Solar Power

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Wiley Cooper, a retired minister, wants churches and others in South Carolina to be able to take advantage of low-cost solar leasing. Currently, state law does not allow a solar finance company to lease you panels and be paid back through the sale of electricity. Read More

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Why Solar Power Rarely Shines in SC

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The State’s Sammy Fretwell examines a multitude of barriers which have kept solar from becoming much of a player in South Carolina – despite an abundance of sunshine. Read More

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