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Why conservative South Carolina could actually be a sign of the future of U.S. energy

Friday, February 19, 2016

From the Washington Post: Coastal South Carolina has long been recognized by locals and tourists alike for its warm waters, dazzling natural landscapes and prime seafood cuisine. But lately, communities up and down the shoreline have been making a name for themselves in another way: They’re leading the historically conservative state in a shift toward support for alternative energy and away from fossil fuel energy development. In the past year, the waters off the coast of…

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Measuring The Value Of Energy Efficiency

Monday, April 29, 2013

Residential energy use disclosure policies are proving to be an effective way of introducing energy efficiency valuation into the marketplace. Read More 

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Antiquated Electric Utility Model Under Pressure

Monday, April 29, 2013

As distributed energy technologies like solar continue to proliferate, how will utilities transition to a new business model? Here is an excellent assessment of the challenges and opportunities that currently face the electricity sector. Read More

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Google Demands More From Electric Utilities

Monday, April 29, 2013

Over 60% of Fortune 500 companies have greenhouse gas reduction targets, yet utilities are failing to offer sufficient clean energy options to businesses like Google that demand more access to renewables. That could be changing in North Carolina because of a new Duke Energy proposal. Read More

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NC Benefits From Renewable Energy Policies

Monday, April 29, 2013

North Carolina’s clean energy policies have proven to be a boon for their economy and a cost saver for utility customers.  Even as electricity rates continue to rise and unemployment remains high in South Carolina, our elected leaders remain reluctant to learn from our neighbor’s successes. Read More

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Utah Passes Free Market Financing Policy For Clean Energy

Monday, April 29, 2013

Utah has passed legislation that makes commercial and industrial financing more accessible for energy efficiency and clean energy projects. This policy is expected to cut costs for businesses while stimulating growth in the state’s clean energy sector. Read More

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Innovative Electric Utility Already Shifting Business Model

Monday, April 29, 2013

One of the nations largest suppliers of utility power generation, NRG Energy, is shifting its focus to distributed energy technologies that bypass the need for traditional utilities. Solar leasing is firmly in their crosshairs. Read More

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SCE&G Succeeding With Energy Efficiency Measures

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Energy Star has recognized SCE&G for the success of a number of efficiency programs now being offered to their customers. Continuing to advance programs like these is key to a clean energy future for our state. Read More

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SCCEBA Sponsors Student Energy Efficiency Competition

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Clemson University and the SC Clean Energy Business Alliance are sponsoring a student competition to address energy inefficiencies in our state’s manufactured housing stock. South Carolina currently ranks 40th in the nation in energy efficiency and inefficient housing is a big reason why. Read More

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Forward-thinking Energy Policies Create Jobs

Monday, March 18, 2013

Jobs in the clean energy sector grew by 110,000 during 2012. The states benefiting most from this economic activity have taken the lead in updating their energy policies and regulation to reflect 21st century energy realities. Read More

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