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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Climate to Impact Infrastructure Costs

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Considerations of what sea level rise impacts will mean for infrastructure maintenance and investment reveal the challenge and expense of planning for a very different future.
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Charleston's Flood Controls Lacking

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Flood control efforts in areas like the Charleston Peninsula are already being exacerbated by rising sea levels.
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Sea Level Rise Demands Coastal Planning

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

As sea levels continue to rise, the choice between retreat, renourishment and shoreline armament becomes a central question for coastal property owners and regulators.
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Erosion Hot Spots Threaten Coast

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Coastal cities and resources are ground zero for climate change impacts in our state. Erosion hot spots along our coast are intensifying and worsening with rising sea levels.
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Official Release of DNR Climate Change Report

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A new SC Department of Natural Resources study (here) examining the impacts of climate change on South Carolina has spurred increased attention to a topic that has been sidelined for too long as a consequence of political sensitivities.
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Sen. Gregory (R-Lancaster) Introduces S.536 – solar leasing!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A bipartisan contingency of South Carolina Senators has introduced legislation (S.536) that would make third party energy sales and solar leasing legal in the state.  Solar leasing has become the preferred method of installing solar arrays on homes, businesses and institutions in many areas of the country, and this financing model is projected to grow the residential solar market from $1.3 billion in 2012 to $5.7 billion by 2016.
Read more about the senate bill here

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Wind Saving Co-ops Millions in the Heartland

Monday, March 18, 2013

Electric cooperatives in states like South Dakota have led the way on wind energy development, and their customers are seeing the benefits.
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Keystone Pipeline Debate Rages On

Monday, March 18, 2013

Will the approval of the Keystone Pipeline set the stage for real movement towards reigning in carbon emissions? Maybe, if the response from opponents to the pipeline is loud enough for the President to hear.
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Forward-thinking Energy Policies Create Jobs

Monday, March 18, 2013

Jobs in the clean energy sector grew by 110,000 during 2012. The states benefiting most from this economic activity have taken the lead in updating their energy policies and regulation to reflect 21st century energy realities.
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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.
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