March 5, 2013

Economic Development · Natural Gas

Shale Deposits Not A Panacea As Hoped

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Has the development of shale oil and gas put America on a path to energy independence? Industry experts warn that our expectations may be out of sync with reality. This article takes a closer look at the factors at play in the current shale boom and why conservation is the key to energy security. Read More


Nuclear Buyer's Remorse Hits GA and FL

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Elected officials in Georgia and Florida are starting to have buyer’s remorse as the cost of new nuclear reactors continues to climb and consumers are saddled with the additional costs. Read More

Climate Science

Globally, Climate Impacts Go Beyond Economy and Environment

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

On a global scale, shifts in climate effect more than just the economy and the environment. A new report examines how impacts from climate change are producing stressors that amplify instability around the world. Read More

Climate Science

DNR: Climate Change Threatens SC Natural Resources, Economy

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A report by the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on current and future impacts from climate change in South Carolina is now publicly available. The report describes a plethora of threats that climate change poses for our state’s natural resources and economic well-being. These threats range from the invasion of exotic species to rising sea levels to worsening drought conditions. Read More Here and Here

Economic Development · Renewable energy · Solar

Deutsche Bank: Solar Reaches Grid Parity In 2014

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A new report from Deutsche Bank concludes grid parity for solar will be reached by the end of 2014 in countries around the world…without government subsidy. It is critical that South Carolina prepare for this rapidly changing energy landscape. Allowing for solar leasing is a first step in that direction. Read More

Economic Development · Renewable energy · Wind

Clemson Reaches Wind Turbine Facility Milestone

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Clemson Restoration Institute has reached a milestone in the construction of their wind turbine drive train test facility. This facility is designed to test the next generation of large offshore wind turbines and is expected to host companies from around the world as the offshore industry comes to the East Coast. Read More

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