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Offshore Wind Farm Could Produce Thousands of Jobs, Billions in Wages For SC

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A new study by Clemson University’s Restoration Institute and Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs states that building a wind farm off SC’s coast could produce thousands of green jobs and millions of dollars in wages and state and local government revenues. Those benefits would be in addition to the massive amount of clean, renewable power produced for local and regional use. Read More

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Kaydon to Shut SC Plant as Expiry of Energy Tax Credit Looms

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Kaydon Corp., a maker of specialty ball bearings for wind turbines, plans to shutter a manufacturing facility in Sumter due to the impending expiration of a federal renewable energy tax credit. The Production Tax Credit provides 2.2 cents of tax relief for each kilowatt-hour of electricity produced. Read More

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How the Recession Has Influenced Offshore Wind

Monday, September 17, 2012

South Carolina’s offshore wind development has been slowed by natural gas and the recession. Read More

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Offshore Wind, Not Drilling, is the Answer

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

It’s time to put aside the offshore drilling fantasies that continue to distract South Carolina from developing a comprehensive path forward on energy. Read More

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Mid-Atlantic Offshore Wind

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

An offshore wind transmission project in the Mid-Atlantic reaches a major milestone and is paving the way for that region to develop their domestic energy resources. Read More

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A Gas and Wind World?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The CEO of General Electric says we are living in a gas and wind world for the foreseeable future. Read More

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South Carolinians Support Offshore Wind

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A new study by Clemson reveals broad support from marine recreationists for offshore wind power from Georgetown to North Myrtle Beach. Read More

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US Wind Capacity Could Power SC

Monday, August 13, 2012

The U.S. has reached 50 GW of installed wind capacity.  That’s more than twice the amount of capacity needed to power all of South Carolina. Read More

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Fossil Fuel Companies Attacking Renewable Energy?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A new report from the Sierra Club follows the money and finds fossil fuel companies are bankrolling widespread attacks on renewable energy. Read More

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Colorado Sets Wind Power Record

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Colorado utility sets a U.S. record with 57% of its power demand being met by wind for a few hours in April.  By 2020, Colorado utilities expect to get 30% of their power from renewable resources. Read More

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