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.

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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.
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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?
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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.
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2012: Banner Year for Renewables in US

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Renewable energy installations surged in 2012 as our nation continues to move towards a cleaner energy future.
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Solar Costly in US Compared to Germany

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Lawrence Berkeley National lab has released a report examining why the installed cost of solar is dramatically more expensive in the U.S. versus Germany. Not surprisingly, policy plays a critical role.
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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?
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North Myrtle Beach Sees $$$ Blowing in the Wind

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Officials in North Myrtle Beach recognize the economic promise offshore wind holds for their town and South Carolina.  A substantial offshore wind resource, quality port facilities, and an existing wind supply chain make our state an attractive location for future growth in this industry.
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Rising Temperatures Threaten Fundamental Change for Ski Slopes

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

In light of the consistently warming temperatures, perhaps it should come as no surprise that the long-term outlook for the US ski industry is, well, slushy.
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Book It: 2012, The Hottest US Year on Record

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

It won’t be official for weeks, but when all is said and done, 2012 will go down as the hottest U.S. year on record since accurate measurements began in 1895.
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Court Upholds SC's Right to Regulate Waters Below Duke Energy Dams

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

In a case involving Duke Energy, the SC Court of Appeals ruled against the utility, upholding the state’s right to regulate water quality on the Catawba and Wateree Rivers. The case relates to the relicensing of Duke’s hydropower facility and dams on the river system, and was brought by groups concerned about low flows of water below several of these dams.
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