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December 4, 2012


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Drought Impacting Trade on Mississippi

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The extreme drought which hit the Midwestern US this summer continues to impact the region and the country. The Mississippi River’s water levels are approaching record lows, and significant portions of the river may not be navigable in coming weeks, cutting off a vital trade route between the Gulf Coast and America’s heartland. Read More

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Solar Energy Industries Associaiton Cuts Ties with ALEC

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has severed its relationship with ALEC, saying that the solar trade group originally joined the Council to promote bipartisan energy legislation. ALEC’s latest initiative to reverse renewable energy mandates would “take us backwards” according to SEIA. Read More

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ALEC Seeks Repeal of Renewable Energy Mandates

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The American Legislative Exchange Council, known widely by its acronym ALEC, has set its sights on repealing state renewable energy mandates across the country. Read More

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PSC Holds Final Hearing for SCE&G Rate Hike

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Public Service Commission held its final hearing for SCE&G’s most recent rate increase request last week. Ratepayers in Columbia voiced concerns similar to those raised in Charleston, and the PSC will likely decide on the request before the end of the year. If approved, the increase will go into effect on January 1, 2013. Read More

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Georgia's PSC Says, "Appeal to Legislators for Solar Leasing"

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Georgia’s Public Service Commission endorsed a solar company in its effort to overturn a 40-year-old law which gives utilities exclusive control over their service territories. This move will undoubtedly spark a debate in the Georgia Legislature next year, and a similar debate is brewing in SC. Read More

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Investigation Into Duke-Progress Merger Leads to Settlement

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A settlement has been reached between Duke Energy and NC regulators over the company’s merger with Progress Energy. This ends an investigation into the removal of former Progress CEO Bill Johnson just hours after he took the reins of the merged company. As part of the agreement, Duke will make concessions benefiting their ratepayers in both NC and SC. Read More

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North Myrtle Beach Establishes Wind Powered Economic Zone

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The City Council of North Myrtle Beach has officially declared the municipality a “wind-powered economic zone”. The resolution is the latest effort by community leaders to foster their local wind industry and move forward with an offshore wind farm. South Carolina has a chance to become the first state in the country to develop such a project. Read More

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