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Solar Leasing A Path To Greater Energy Freedom

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Here’s a closer look at recent trends in the solar industry and specifically what solar leasing would mean for South Carolina. Read More

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Free Market Solar Bill Derailed By SC House Subcommittee

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Free markets and consumer choice took a hit this week in the South Carolina House of Representatives. A subcommittee failed to move discussions forward on a piece of legislation (H.3425) that would give home and business owners greater flexibility in financing distributed energy systems like solar arrays. Read More

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Hawaii Adopts Financing Similar To SC Co-op Pilot Program

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Hawaii Public Service Commission has embraced on-bill financing as a viable mechanism for financing energy efficiency and solar for utility customers. The Electric Cooperatives of SC have been piloting a similar project for energy efficiency. Read More

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Hope For Federal Clean Energy Policy

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Can Congress come to consensus on clean energy issues? Some analysts are seeing signs of hope. Read More

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Utility CEO Vows Focus On Climate Change

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A recently retired electric utility CEO from Entergy Corp vows to continue to push the industry and the nation to address climate change. Read More

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Solar Power Now Cheaper Than Coal?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A new power purchase agreement for solar power in New Mexico comes in lower than the cost of coal. Read More

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Texas Leads On Renewable Energy Development

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Traditionally known as an oil and gas state, Texas has transformed itself into a leader in renewable energy. With new transmission investments in the works, electricity production from wind is set to double over the coming years. Read More

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Solar Leasing Shaking Up US Energy Scene

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Solar leasing has exploded onto the U.S. energy scene and is expected to grow the residential solar market from $1.3 billion in 2012 to $5.7 billion in 2016. This financing model is currently illegal in SC, but new state legislation (H.3425) could change that this year. Read More

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Electricity Takes Center Stage At Super Bowl?

Monday, February 11, 2013

What’s the lesson from 2013’s Super Bowl black out? The country needs a smarter grid. Read More

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Clean Energy Tech Could Meet Nation's Needs

Monday, February 11, 2013

Energy efficiency, solar and wind are rapidly changing the energy landscape across the country. Although further advances are sure to come, current clean energy technologies are already capable of meeting a large portion of our nation’s energy needs. Read More

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