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Energy Executives Mapping Out Sustainable Future

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Obama Administration is conferring with energy executives representing a broad range of technologies in preparation for a revised approach to meeting our country’s energy demand in an economically and environmentally sustainable way. Read More

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Renewables Protect Against Long-term Fossil Fuel Costs

Monday, March 18, 2013

Renewables are increasingly being looked at as long-term price hedges against the volatility of fossil fuel costs.  It is imperative that South Carolina utilities begin modeling benefits of this nature, which would accompany the development of our abundant in-state renewable energy resources. Read More

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Shale Deposits Not A Panacea As Hoped

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Has the development of shale oil and gas put America on a path to energy independence? Industry experts warn that our expectations may be out of sync with reality. This article takes a closer look at the factors at play in the current shale boom and why conservation is the key to energy security. Read More

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More Wind than Natural Gas in 2012

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The installation of new wind capacity looks to have overtaken new natural gas capacity for 2012. As this industry grows, will our state increase its share of the pie in the years to come? 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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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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Significant Integration of Renewables Poses Real Challenges

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

States like California which produce significant amounts of electricity from renewable resources now face the challenge of balancing those resources with traditional forms of generation. Fortunately for SC, we produce so little electricity from solar and wind that we could grow these market for years without having to address similar constraints. Read More

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GE Unveils Renewable-Friendly Turbine

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

General Electric unveiled a new natural gas turbine which complements renewable energy sources by quickly and efficiently ramping up and down. Read More

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A Gas and Wind World?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The CEO of General Electric says we are living in a gas and wind world for the foreseeable future. Read More

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Fuel Costs Down, But Electricity Prices Up

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

With fuel costs on the decline, why are electricity rates rising around the country? Read More

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