September 5, 2012

Climate Science

More Climate Change Support

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The American Meteorological Society released its strongest statement to date on climate change. The group joins an overwhelming majority of national and international scientific bodies attributing Earth’s shifting climate to human activity. Read More

Climate Science

Arctic Sea Ice at All-time Low

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

With a few weeks still left in the summer melt season, the extent of sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean has reached a new record low. Arctic sea ice plays a critical role in regulating our global climate by reflecting sunlight back into space and keeping the polar region cool. The continued loss of summer sea ice in the Arctic threatens to further destabilize the climate. Read More

Climate Science · Energy Efficiency

New Fuel Economy Standards

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

By 2030, the new fuel economy standards for vehicles are expected to yield reductions equivalent to 3.1 million barrels of oil per day. Read More

Economic Development · Renewable energy

SC Still Lags Behind on Solar Innovation

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Since being introduced in 2007, third-party-owned solar PV has contributed $1 billion to California’s economy. This innovative financing approach enables homeowners and businesses to install solar at their properties for little or no cost. While this practice has become increasingly popular across the country, current SC regulations prohibit such installations. Read More

Energy Efficiency · Federal Energy Policy

White House Supports CHP

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The White House has issued an Executive Order to encourage efforts to achieve a national goal of deploying 40 gigawatts of new, cost effective industrial Combined Heat & Power (CHP) in the United States by the end of 2020. By producing both heat and electricity for consumption, CHP systems operate at elevated levels of efficiency. Read More

Economic Development · Energy Efficiency · Renewable energy

MA Clean Energy Economy Growing

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Massachusetts saw its clean energy economy grow 11.2% between July 2011 and July 2012. The state’s clean energy sector now employs 71,523 people at 4,995 clean energy businesses. Read More

Climate Science · Energy Efficiency · Federal Energy Policy

True Cost of Energy

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A new study paints a revealing picture about the true costs of our energy choices. Read More

Economic Development · Energy Efficiency

New Energy Capital Inititative

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Charlotte’s New Energy Capital initiative is reaping huge returns in economic development and job creation. Read More

Energy Efficiency

Fuel Diversity and Planning

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

As electricity rates go up for most Santee Cooper customers, details about Alcoa’s revised power contract reveal important lessons on the value of fuel diversity and good utility planning. Read More


Santee Cooper Under Scrutiny

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

South Carolina’s state-owned utility, Santee Cooper, is facing a range of accusations and tough questions about a culture and business model that is resulting in an array of challenges for the company and its customers. Read More

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