Renewable energy


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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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"Value of Solar" Rate Captures True Costs & Benefits

Monday, March 18, 2013

Some states are moving towards a “value of solar” rate that captures the benefits solar energy creates for a utility and its customers. This rate would then be paid to homeowners and businesses that invest in solar and sell their excess power back to the grid. Read More

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Renewables Protect Against Long-term Fossil Fuel Costs

Monday, March 18, 2013

Renewables are increasingly being looked at as long-term price hedges against the volatility of fossil fuel costs.  It is imperative that South Carolina utilities begin modeling benefits of this nature, which would accompany the development of our abundant in-state renewable energy resources. Read More

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SC Senate Introduces Solar Tax Credit Bill

Monday, March 18, 2013

A new solar tax credit aimed at making South Carolina more competitive with neighboring states like North Carolina and Georgia has been introduced in the state senate. Read More

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Solar Leasing Fundamentally Changing Electricity In US

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Solar leasing has exploded onto the American scene offering reduced power bills for businesses and homeowners around the country. Take a look at this must read interview with the co-founder and CEO of SolarCity to get a better understanding of how this business model has fundamentally changed the nature of power generation. Read More

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Post & Courier Editorial: Don't Block Our Sun Power

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

South Carolina now has an opportunity to participate in the growing solar market by passing legislation that removes current legal barriers for leasing panels. Unfortunately, the legislation (H.3425) is currently stalled in the SC House of Representatives. Read More

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Deutsche Bank: Solar Reaches Grid Parity In 2014

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A new report from Deutsche Bank concludes grid parity for solar will be reached by the end of 2014 in countries around the world…without government subsidy. It is critical that South Carolina prepare for this rapidly changing energy landscape. Allowing for solar leasing is a first step in that direction. Read More

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Clemson Reaches Wind Turbine Facility Milestone

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Clemson Restoration Institute has reached a milestone in the construction of their wind turbine drive train test facility. This facility is designed to test the next generation of large offshore wind turbines and is expected to host companies from around the world as the offshore industry comes to the East Coast. Read More

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SC Businesses Demand Solar Leasing Option

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Local businesses and investors recognize the opportunities being denied South Carolinians as a consequence of our antiquated energy laws, and they are advocating solutions that make economic and environmental sense for our state. Read More

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