Wednesday, May 8, 2019 News · Press Releases

Statement on S.C. Senate passage of the Energy Freedom Act

by Caitie Forde-Smith

May 8, 2019

Press Statement
Coastal Conservation League

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media contacts:

Alan Hancock, Energy and Climate Advocacy Director
alanh@scccl.org or (803) 361-1693

Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director
caitiefs@scccl.org or (252) 714-4790

Coastal Conservation League applauds the final passage of Energy Freedom Act

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Following today’s Senate vote in favor of the Energy Freedom Act (House Bill 3659), Executive Director Laura Cantral issued the following statement. The bill will head next to the House of Representatives for a concurrence vote and then to the desk of Governor Henry McMaster, who is expected to sign it into law. 

Today is a bright day in South Carolina.

The Energy Freedom Act is a win for our state, its economy, and the environment. The bill brings us a step closer to a future where all South Carolinians have access to clean, affordable, and renewable energy options that can advance healthy communities and meet the demands of a changing climate. 

We commend state lawmakers for again finding a way to generate collaborative, bipartisan progress on solar energy, and we thank the lead sponsors of the bill, Senator Tom Davis and Representative Peter McCoy, for enabling our solar industry to continue to grow and innovate.

Following agreement by the House and the governor’s signature, it will be up to the Public Service Commission to support this legislation and implement new policies that further invest in solar energy in South Carolina.

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