A new report from ACEEE highlights the success local communities are having with job creation, cost savings and environmental protection through energy efficiency planning. Read More
A pilot project designed to help electric cooperative members in South Carolina improve the energy efficiency of their homes is drawing optimistic reviews from the federal government. Read More
The Southeastern Coastal Wind Conference highlights our region’s large offshore wind resource and the economic development potential that it represents. Read More
New study demonstrates the effectiveness of aggressive state energy efficiency policies. Overall in 2010, electric efficiency programs saved enough to power over 9.7 million U.S. homes for one year, and avoided the generation of 78 million metric tons of carbon dioxide. Electric efficiency savings were achieved at an average cost of 4.3 cents per kWh, less than the cost of any other source of new power. Read More.
BMW continues to expand their renewable energy investments in the upstate. Read More.
South Carolina will begin to give rebates of $50-$100 for energy efficient appliances starting on Friday, January 27. The program will last until February 5. Read More: http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2012/jan/24/rebates-new-energy-efficient-appliances-start-frid/
Kings Mountain Solar, a new solar energy farm, began generating enough power for 616 average-sized homes today. With a total of 22,000 solar panels, it is one of the largest projects in the state. Read More: http://www.power-eng.com/news/2012/01/1583449588/duke-energy-one-of-north-carolina-s-largest-solar-farms-debuts-in-kings-mountain.html
In North America, private venture and corporate investments in clean energy tech grew 30% over 2010. Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2012/01/09/400458/cleantech-venture-investments-grew-2011-solar/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed&mobile=nc
Virginia’s republican governor understands the need to invest in clean energy resources and supports the policies to make it happen. http://www.nawindpower.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.9172
High efficiency biomass plants are replacing coal in SC and saving businesses and tax payers money. Read More:http://www.woodbiomass.com/woodbiomass/news/North-America/Wood-Energy/Sonoco-Hartsville-SC-biomass-wood-boiler.html Or: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ameresco-inc-receives-project-acceptance-of-the-savannah-river-site-biomass-cogeneration-facility-by-the-us-department-of-energy-2011-12-22?reflink=MW_news_stmp