November 13, 2012

Climate Science

New Film Examines Disappearing Glaciers

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Now in theaters: Chasing Ice. Acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at breathtaking rates. As the climate debate polarizes America, and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Chasing Ice depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile…

Renewable energy

Duke Gives $1M to Palmetto Clean Energy

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

In accordance with a settlement agreement reached as part of the Duke-Progress merger, Duke Energy has given the first half of a $2 million contribution to Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE). PaCE is non-profit program designed to promote the development of renewable energy resources, such as solar and wind. Read More

Economic Development · Energy Efficiency

Atlanta Sets Aside Millions for Efficiency Financing

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Atlanta’s Economic Development Authority decided to set aside $200 million to finance energy efficiency retrofits for commercial and multi-family buildings. Read More

Energy Efficiency · Renewable energy · Solar · Wind

Ikea to Produce 100% of Electricity from Renewables

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Swedish retailer Ikea will produce 100% of the corporation’s energy needs from solar and wind by 2020. They currently generate electricity from solar panels atop 34 of their 38 US stores and distribution centers. They plan to expand solar installations, develop wind farms, and invest heavily in highly-efficient LED light bulbs. Read More


Former Progress CEO to Lead Tennessee Valley Authority

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bill Johnson, former CEO of Progress Energy and the CEO ousted by Duke Energy just after the two utilities finalized their $35 billion merger, has been selected to lead the Tennessee Valley Authority. Read More

Economic Development

SCE&G Hears From Customers About Rate Increase

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Public Service Commission heard from a large, vocal crowd at last week’s rate increase hearing for SCE&G. Understandably, there has been a fair amount of media coverage in the wake of the hearing. Read More

Climate Science

South Carolinians Help With Post-Sandy Recovery

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Employees from our Electric Cooperatives and SCE&G, along with other volunteers from SC, helped with restoration efforts in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast after Superstorm Sandy and the frigid nor’easter which followed. Read More

Federal Energy Policy · Nuclear

DOE Suspends Small Reactor Work at SRS

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

In a surprising announcement, the Department of Energy has suspended all small nuclear reactor work at the Savannah River Site. As with the production tax credit for wind, the federal government’s ability to finance energy projects has been hampered recently. Read More

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