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November 30, 2012


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World Bank Urges Climate Action

Friday, November 30, 2012

When the World Bank, an institution dedicated to free market capitalism, warns of the impending catastrophic impacts from climate change, it deserves our full attention. In a recent report, the President of The World Bank Group writes, “it is my hope that this report shocks us into action.” Read More

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A New High-Efficiency Battery Balances Generation From Renewables

Friday, November 30, 2012

In case you thought renewables couldn’t substitute for traditional baseload technology, Greenville’s Utility Partners of America recently placed a rechargeable Energy Storage System into service to “balance fluctuations in electricity generation from renewable energy sources.” The battery operates at 91% efficiency, has a service life of 25 years and can be cycled more than 6,000 times. Read More

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Joanna Angle named SC Tree Farmer of the Year!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Joanna Angle of Chester, SC was named SC Tree Farmer of the Year for her management of the 65-acre Cedarleaf Farm. She says, “my…goals are very long term because what matters most to me is creating a ‘legacy forest’ and supporting wildlife.” Read More

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Clemson-Carolina Football Game "Green-Powered"

Friday, November 30, 2012

The Clemson-Carolina game this season was powered by 100% renewable energy from Santee Cooper. Clemson President Jim Barker said the game “is a public expression of our university’s commitment to innovation and a sustainable energy future.” Read More

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Santee Cooper Announces Solar Design Competition!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Your SC Public Service Authority seeks conceptual designs for projects that will facilitate the deployment of solar PV generation across our state. Read More

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NC Attorney General Seeks Rate Increase Reversal

Friday, November 30, 2012

North Carolina’s Attorney General wants the state Supreme Court to reverse Duke Energy’s most recent rate increase. Guaranteed profits and multiple rate increases for utilites during these difficult economic times have elevated tensions among ratepayers across the Carolinas. Read More

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