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Editorial: The Solar Pocketbook

Aiken (S.C.) Standard: MTU America flipped the switch last Wednesday in celebration of its new solar panel field in Graniteville. To create the solar panel field, MTU America collaborated with Sol America, SCE&G, the South Carolina Department of Transportation, Key Equipment Finance and Aiken County. They were praised by S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster for working […]

August 16, 2017 Read More →

South Carolina Seeks a Means to Revive Abandoned Multi-Billion-Dollar Nuclear Project

Wall Street Journal: The state of South Carolina is scrambling to salvage a nuclear plant in construction after an energy firm abandoned the project. Last week, Scana Corp. said it would walk away from its project to build two nuclear reactors in tiny town of Jenkinsville—after nine years and $10.4 billion spent. “The move left […]

August 8, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Solar in South Carolina Is Cheaper Than Gas, Coal or Nukes

Aiken Standard: Two new nuclear reactors under construction in central South Carolina will cost state residents billions of dollars for years to come – even if they never get finished. Solar power, on the other hand, has gotten so cheap in the past few years that the state’s utilities could massively expand their renewable energy […]

May 11, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Cheap Solar for South Carolina

Charleston Post and Courier: Two new nuclear reactors under construction in central South Carolina will cost state residents billions of dollars for years to come — even if they never get finished. Solar power, on the other hand, has gotten so cheap in the past few years that the state’s utilities could massively expand their […]

May 1, 2017 Read More →

Duke Energy CEO: Presidents Come, Presidents Go (‘the Only Person Running Duke Energy for 2025, 2030 and 2035 is Duke Energy’)

Charlotte Business Journal: Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good says despite talk of “reviving the coal industry” in the Trump administration, coal remains economically and environmentally challenged — and Duke won’t change its move away from the fuel. “We have to look through the changes of administration, the changes in politics and set our vision on […]

April 20, 2017 Read More →

Tax Policy Shift in South Carolina Seen as Key to Solar Boom

SNL: More than 90 solar farms in South Carolina, accounting for 1,100 MW of generating capacity and $1.4 billion in capital investment, will be built in the next few years if the state enacts property tax relief proposed in the legislature, according to a solar trade group. Senate Bill 44, which passed overwhelmingly in the […]

March 28, 2017 Read More →

Study: Duke Energy Resistance to Clean Energy Costs Ratepayers in North and South Carolina $10 Billion

Southeast Energy News: Ratepayers in the Carolinas could save nearly $10 billion if Duke Energy increased solar power sixfold, shuttered coal plants ahead of schedule, and abandoned goals for a new nuclear plant, a new report shows. Clean energy advocates who commissioned the research from Daymark Energy Advisors say it’s a game-changer in the perennial […]

March 16, 2017 Read More →

The Pipeline Game Has Changed in the Southeast U.S.

Southeast Energy News: After setting temporary moratoriums on new oil pipelines in 2016, both Georgia and South Carolina are moving forward with hearings and bills to tighten regulations. The ultimate result, says Sen. Tom Young, a Republican from Aiken County, South Carolina, is likely to be “regulations that allow pipelines under a very limited set […]

March 14, 2017 Read More →

Solar Installs Increase to 1,400 in 2016, from 100 in 2015, in and around Charleston, S.C.

From the Charleston Post and Courier: New figures from a consortium of local governments show that close to 1,400 permits were issued for solar installations in the region last year. That’s compared to fewer than 100 in 2015. The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments says virtually all of those permits were issued to homeowners, as prices […]

March 6, 2017 Read More →