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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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