December 11, 2012

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Advice for the Holiday Season

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

In case you were wondering how to reduce your electricity use during the holiday season, here are six ways to save energy (and money) from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Read More

Climate Science

Showtime to Air Climate Change Series

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The cable network Showtime announced that it will air a multi-episode documentary next year about climate change entitled Years of Living Dangerously. A star-studded cast will narrate the television event which seeks to examine the societal implications of changing global weather patterns. Read More

Climate Science · Federal Energy Policy

A Progressive Carbon Tax Will Fight Climate Change and Stimulate the Economy

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Center for American Progress is the latest organization to weigh in on how the United States might approach the problem of carbon pollution. Pricing carbon continues to be discussed as a free market solution, but a number of key questions remain as to how such a model would be implemented nationally. Read More

Energy Efficiency · Natural Gas · Renewable energy · Solar · Wind

Wind, solar power paired with storage could be cost-effective way to power grid

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A new study out of the University of Delaware contends that a combination of wind, solar and storage could be a cost-effective way to fully power a large electric grid 99.9% of the time by 2030. If these findings prove accurate, traditional generation like nuclear and fossil fuels would serve as backup during rare events when renewables and storage were not enough to meet electricity needs. Read More

Natural Gas · Solar · Wind

Significant Integration of Renewables Poses Real Challenges

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

States like California which produce significant amounts of electricity from renewable resources now face the challenge of balancing those resources with traditional forms of generation. Fortunately for SC, we produce so little electricity from solar and wind that we could grow these market for years without having to address similar constraints. Read More

Economic Development · Solar

Georgia Could Reach 4th in US for Solar Generation

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

In case you’ve been struggling to make sense of all the solar energy news coming out of Georgia in recent weeks, here is an article which provides some great points of reference. For example, if the state brings online all of the projects currently slated for development, it would rank 4th in the country for solar generation within three years’ time. Read More


Georgia Power Prepares for Large-Scale Solar Investment

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Georgia Power has been studying the performance of solar panels at various sites across the state. Results from the study will help the company determine its ability to integrate large amounts of solar onto the electric grid. This study goes hand in hand with recent efforts to promote solar development in Georgia. Read More


European Interest Legitimizing US Offshore Wind Potential

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The dream of developing offshore wind farms in US waters looks more and more promising as experienced European companies seek to participate in stateside wind lease auctions. The interest expressed by a number of major wind farm developers lends legitimacy to the lease auctions which are scheduled for 2013. Read More

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