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April 24, 2012


Renewable energy

Study Examining Higher Electric Rates

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New study concludes that there is no relationship between higher electric rates and renewable energy targets. Read More

Renewable energy · Solar

Italy Surpasses Germany in Solar Power Installations

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Italy’s Solar PV installations surge in 2011, surpassing global market leader German for the first time. Read More

Climate Science

Climate Cycles: What Will We Face?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Climate “cycles” generally fluctuate over extremely long periods of time, not decades or years. If weather from recent years is any indication, we’re in for an increasingly wild ride. Read More

Economic Development · Renewable energy

US Air Force on Board with Renewable Energy

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The US Air Force already gets 6% of its power from renewables, and it aims to generate another gigawatt of renewable energy by 2016. Read More

Economic Development · Renewable energy · Solar

Drop in Cost of Solar Power in CA

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Here is a closer look at the dramatic drop in the cost of solar power for California utilities. Over 100MW of solar in California to be developed at less than 9 cents per kWh, making it cheaper than new coal facilities. Read More

Renewable energy

Potential Consequences of Biomass Energy

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

According to a new study, large-scale forest biomass energy can undermine the health of ecosystems and actually increase carbon emissions.  We need to get this right in SC. Read More

Offshore Drilling

Grading for Congress' Response to BP Oil Spill: D

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Panel calls on Congress to respond to reports on the BP oil spill with needed offshore drilling reforms. Read More

Natural Gas · Offshore Drilling

Lack of Transparency in Oil and Gas Exploration

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Offshore oil and gas exploration is being considered for areas off the South Carolina coast, but the information gathered would not be available to the state or the public. Read More

Economic Development · Renewable energy · Wind

Offshore Wind Opportunity

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

For offshore wind, the stage is set for a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a new industry with good-paying jobs focused mostly in coastal states. Read More

Economic Development · Renewable energy

Biofuel Expansion in SC

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lincoln Energy is expanding its South Carolina biofuels facility. Read More

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