August 21, 2012

Economic Development · Renewable energy · Wind

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


SC Electricity Rates on the Rise

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Electricity rates in South Carolina are receiving more and more scrutiny as they continue to rise for many utility customers. Read More Here or Here

Economic Development · Natural Gas

Fuel Costs Down, But Electricity Prices Up

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

With fuel costs on the decline, why are electricity rates rising around the country? Read More

Economic Development · Federal Energy Policy

The Future of Oil

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Here is a must read, sobering analysis of the future of oil supplies. Read More

Renewable energy

What Is "Water-Friendly" Energy?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Almost 50% of water withdrawals in the U.S. are associated with thermoelectric power plants, and a large majority of Americans favor a shift to more water friendly sources of power like wind and solar. Read More

Economic Development · Renewable energy

Secretary of Energy on the Future of Renewables

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

In a new article published by the journal Nature, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu explains how cost declines, technological advances, and policy could translate into an 80% penetration rate for renewables in this country by 2050. Read More

Energy Efficiency

Utilies Support Energy Efficiency

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Utilities across the country are taking a closer look at financing energy efficiency retrofits for their customers through various on-bill financing models. Read More

Offshore Drilling

What Does More Drilling Really Mean?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A new study from the Congressional Budget Office concludes more drilling won’t necessarily translate into the budgetary boon some lawmakers are suggesting. Read More

Economic Development · Renewable energy

Policies Can Support Community Projects

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Group net metering policies can help pave the way for community-scale renewable energy projects. Read More

Economic Development · Renewable energy

USACE Supporting Renewables

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced a $7 billion request for proposals for privately financed renewable energy projects to be deployed at military bases around the country. Read More

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