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

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.
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Public Demands Santee Cooper Remove Coal Ash From River Banks

Monday, April 29, 2013

The public calls for Santee Cooper to remove the coal ash from 82 acres of retention ponds on the banks of the Waccamaw River in Conway. Other utilities in the South Carolina (SCE&G) have opted for removal of coal ash when dealing with similar situations.
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Free Times: Over-Regulation Stifles Solar in SC

Monday, April 29, 2013

The InterTech Group in North Charleston has been a vocal supporter of eliminating barriers for solar investments in South Carolina. As noted in a recent report from the Free Times, they are bidding on projects in Georgia because there isn’t the opportunity to make these investments here in the Palmetto State.
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Sun News: Utilities Should Stop Obstructing Electricity Markets

Monday, April 29, 2013

As the Sun News recently put it, “Utilities need to get out of the way and allow solar power to make more inroads in South Carolina, allow consumers the chance to lower their electricity bills, and allow a bit of free market competition in the industry.”
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SCE&G Gives Clean Energy Fund $1 When Customers "Go Paperless"

Monday, April 29, 2013

Looking for an easy way to support renewable energyin South Carolina? Go paperless with your electricity bill and SCE&G will donate $1 to the Palmetto CleanEnergy fund (PaCE).
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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.
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Georgetown Times: Solar A Good Idea, Lots Of Potential

Monday, April 29, 2013

The Georgetown Times makes the case for solar leasing in South Carolina.
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Solar Leasing: The Next High-Quality Financial Asset

Monday, April 29, 2013

Solar leasing has caught Wall Street’s attention, which is beginning to see leasing much like a high-quality mortgage security. Companies are rapidly ramping up their investments in this approach to financing solar.
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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.
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National Interests Closely Following SC Solar Leasing Debate

Monday, April 29, 2013

Neighboring states and a national solar industry group are taking notice of the solar leasing conversation that is heating up in the South Carolina legislature (H.3425, S.536). Although trailing far behind North Carolina and Georgia, solar leasing could change the equation for the Palmetto State.
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