Energy Efficiency


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Santee Cooper Stresses Need for Efficiency

Monday, February 4, 2013

Officials from Santee Cooper highlight the need for action on energy efficiency in South Carolina. However, policy hurdles must be overcome before private and public funds can be leveraged to their fullest extent. Read More

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Columbia, SC Save Millions with Efficiency

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Columbia Housing Authority is expecting to realize over $6.5 million in energy and water savings as a result of efficiency efforts.  This is yet another example of the role efficiency can play in keeping dollars in our local communities rather than exporting capital and jobs for the purchase of energy resources. Read More

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Energy Efficiency in SC Needs Utilities

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Could South Carolina’s electric utilities be key players in implementing our state’s recently updated building energy code? Read More

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Fortune 500 Companies Pursue Clean Energy

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Some of the largest and most successful corporations across the planet are increasingly turning to clean energy to power their operations. Boeing and BMW are two of the more prominent examples here in South Carolina. Take a look at this report to understand better what drives these decisions. Read More

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"Get Ready, Utilities: Solar is Coming."

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Such was the headline from a recent article out of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. The author spells out what many utility executives have known for years; the evolution of solar technology is changing the electric utility business model in transformational ways. So what is the key to the future? The article prescribes flexibility to incorporate low-cost, renewable energy and advanced demand-response systems to ensure reliability. Read More

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Energy Efficiency Advice for the Holiday Season

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

In case you were wondering how to reduce your electricity use during the holiday season, here are six ways to save energy (and money) from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Read More

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Wind, solar power paired with storage could be cost-effective way to power grid

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A new study out of the University of Delaware contends that a combination of wind, solar and storage could be a cost-effective way to fully power a large electric grid 99.9% of the time by 2030. If these findings prove accurate, traditional generation like nuclear and fossil fuels would serve as backup during rare events when renewables and storage were not enough to meet electricity needs. Read More

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PSC Holds Final Hearing for SCE&G Rate Hike

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Public Service Commission held its final hearing for SCE&G’s most recent rate increase request last week. Ratepayers in Columbia voiced concerns similar to those raised in Charleston, and the PSC will likely decide on the request before the end of the year. If approved, the increase will go into effect on January 1, 2013. Read More

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US Could Benefit From Carbon Tax

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

As the impacts of climate change become more and more apparent, the need to identify a palatable solution to the carbon problem becomes clear. This topic receives a fresh look from a professor of energy policy at Oxford. Read More

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Atlanta Sets Aside Millions for Efficiency Financing

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Atlanta’s Economic Development Authority decided to set aside $200 million to finance energy efficiency retrofits for commercial and multi-family buildings. Read More

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