Think Energy SC

This blog is maintained by the Coastal Conservation League's Energy & Climate office to inform South Carolina’s citizens about complex issues related to energy policy in our state.

Think Energy SC

Third Party Sales Bill, H.3425, Introduced in SC

Monday, February 4, 2013

New third party energy sales legislation introduced in South Carolina seeks to remove statutory barriers for solar energy deployment while lowering electric bills for home and business owners.  The legislation is designed to allow the free market to supply financing and ownership options that are currently illegal in our state.
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2012 Hottest Year on Record for US

Monday, February 4, 2013

The U.S. officially experienced its hottest year on record in 2012, and scientists are expecting more of the same moving forward.
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World Economic Forum Calls for Climate Action

Monday, February 4, 2013

Climate change represents a top tier concern at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) upcoming annual meeting. The WEF is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political and academic leaders.
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Mosaic: Crowdfunding Solar Projects

Monday, February 4, 2013

Yet another innovative, market-based funding mechanism has arisen to push solar energy forward. 
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States Race to Develop Offshore Wind

Monday, February 4, 2013

North Carolina and Virginia continue to aggressively push for and make progress on offshore wind development. While first movers shoulder more risk, leading an industry also confers significant benefits.
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Apple Pursuing Wind Energy Storage

Monday, February 4, 2013

Technology leaders like Google and IBM have pursued innovation in the clean energy sector for years, and now Apple is staking its claim with the filing of a patent for a new system capable of storing wind energy and making that power available upon demand.
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Energy Efficiency Evolves

Monday, February 4, 2013

The next generation of high performance building and energy efficiency programs are driving savings and investments across the country. South Carolina has made big strides in energy efficiency over the past few years, but there remains ample room for continued progress.
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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.
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Warren Buffet Bets on Solar

Monday, February 4, 2013

Solar markets are on the move in response to large investments from Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway. South Carolina’s excellent solar potential will lead to considerable investments in this sector as well if we can get our energy policies updated to reflect new market realities.
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Climate Reality Closely Tracking Scientific Predictions

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Here’s a closer look at how predictions from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) compare to observed environmental and climatic changes.
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