Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Press Releases

South Carolinians support a clean energy future for South Carolina

by Diane Knich


Jan. 30, 2020


Media Contacts:

Diane Knich, Coastal Conservation League, [email protected], (843) 530-0211

Angelina Ricci Eisenhauer, Audubon South Carolina, [email protected], (202)257-4733

Mike Mather, Southern Environmental Law Center, [email protected], (434) 977-4090

John Tynan, Conservation Voters of South Carolina, [email protected], (803) 626-4650


Groups to Provide Legislative and Media Briefing on a Least-Cost,

Clean Energy Path for Santee Cooper

COLUMBIA, S.C. – On Thursday, Jan. 30, conservation and clean energy advocates will present the results of a recent study on the least-cost option for Santee Cooper’s customers and recent polling on clean energy for Santee Cooper. The briefing will provide critical context to calls for clean energy investments as part of the upcoming legislative debate on the future of Santee Cooper. Neither the groups nor the briefing information endorse a particular sale, management, or reform outcome for Santee Cooper.

WHAT: Briefing outlining $360 million in ratepayer benefits and strong voter support for a clean energy Santee Cooper


  • Alan Hancock, Coastal Conservation League, will present on an in-depth energy analysis for Santee Cooper.
  • John Tynan, Conservation Voters of South Carolina, will share poll results demonstrating strong support for a clean energy Santee Cooper.
  • Angelina Ricci Eisenhauer, Audubon South Carolina, will share conservation priorities relating to Santee Cooper.

WHEN:             Thursday, Jan. 30 | 8 a.m.

WHERE:           Capital City Club, 25th Floor, 1201 Main St., Columbia


About Coastal Conservation League:

The Coastal Conservation League is a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the coastal resources of South Carolina. Its mission is to protect the state’s natural landscapes, abundant wildlife, clean water, and quality of life. Since 1989, the Conservation League has carried out this mission by working with citizens, local governments, and the state Legislature. Learn more and get involved at www.coastalconservationleague.org.

About Conservation Voters of South Carolina:

CVSC fights for South Carolina’s air, land, water, and energy through bipartisan and pragmatic political action. CVSC works to make conservation and environmental issues a top priority among South Carolina’s elected leaders, political candidates, and voters. Learn more about CVSC at cvsc.org

About Audubon South Carolina:

Audubon South Carolina protects birds and the places they need, right here in South Carolina. We’re the state office of the National Audubon Society, which has more than one million members and a century-long track record of success. In South Carolina, we represent more than 20,000 Audubon members and supporters, nine Audubon chapters and bird club partners, two Audubon centers, and 22,000 acres of land that we own and manage. Learn more about what we do and how to help at sc.audubon.org. Follow us on Facebook at @ScAudubon, Twitter at @AudubonSc, and Instagram at @audubon_sc.

About Southern Environmental Law Center:

For more than 30 years, the Southern Environmental Law Center has used the power of the law to champion the environment of the Southeast. With more than 80 attorneys and nine offices across the region, SELC is widely recognized as the Southeast’s foremost environmental organization and regional leader. SELC works on a full range of environmental issues to protect our natural resources and the health and well-being of all the people in our region. www.SouthernEnvironment.org

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