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

Broad Customer Base Asks Utilities To Allow Market Competition

Monday, April 29, 2013

Has the time come for South Carolina’s electric utilities to stand back and let our power markets behave more like actual markets? A broad constituency of churches, businesses, and property owners sent a strong message to the state legislature that the time has indeed arrived.
Read More

Think Energy SC

SCE&G Succeeding With Energy Efficiency Measures

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Energy Star has recognized SCE&G for the success of a number of efficiency programs now being offered to their customers. Continuing to advance programs like these is key to a clean energy future for our state.
Read More

Think Energy SC

SCCEBA Sponsors Student Energy Efficiency Competition

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Clemson University and the SC Clean Energy Business Alliance are sponsoring a student competition to address energy inefficiencies in our state’s manufactured housing stock. South Carolina currently ranks 40th in the nation in energy efficiency and inefficient housing is a big reason why.
Read More

Think Energy SC

North Myrtle Beach Promotes Offshore Wind Development

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Offshore wind also continues to get attention in South Carolina as communities like North Myrtle Beach promote development of the massive clean energy resource lying just off our coast.
Read More Here and Here

Think Energy SC

SC Churches Endorse Solar Leasing Solution

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The church community in South Carolina has been enthusiastic in their support for solar leasing.  With no tax burden and limited capital budgets, churches are ideal candidates for a solar lease whereby a private financing entity makes use of the available tax incentives and provides for the upfront capital investment of solar panels.
Read More

Think Energy SC

Senior Citizens Seek Solar Leasing

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Electricity rate increases can be particularly difficult for seniors on fixed incomes. The following resident of an assisted living establishment in Charleston sees solar leasing as a potential solution.
Read More

Think Energy SC

Bring on solar leasing in SC

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Access to solar leasing can provide rate relief for utility customers at a time when electricity rates continue to escalate.
Read More

Think Energy SC

SC Legislation could make it easier to tap into solar power

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Removing current legal barriers to third party energy sales is one way South Carolina can promote increased investment in clean energy technologies. Legislation now being considered (H.3425, S.536) by the General Assembly would make solar leasing, a popular financing method for solar investment around the country, available to residents, businesses, churches, and other institutions that are currently prohibited from entering into these contracts.
Read More

Think Energy SC

Sea Level Rise Already Impacting SC

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The bottom line for South Carolina’s coast: sea level rise is here, it’s getting worse, and it’s going to be expensive.
Read More

Think Energy SC

Climate Change Raises Cost of Insurance

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Insurance rates are also rising with the threat of more intense and frequent major storm events.
Read More

Stay Up-To-Date

Sign up for the latest news from the Coastal Conservation League and find out how you can get involved in our efforts.