solar energy

While You Were Getting Worked Up Over Oil Prices, This Just Happened to Solar

Bloomberg October 29, 2014 By Tom Randall Every time fossil fuels get cheaper, people lose interest in solar deployment. That may be about to change. After years of struggling against cheap natural gas prices and variable subsidies, solar electricity is on track to be as cheap or cheaper than average electricity-bill…

Duke exec: renewable energy regulations needed

GSA BusinessOctober 18, 2013 By Scott Miller smiller@scbiznews.com Regulators and utilities should move cautiously toward a plan that incorporates renewable energies, particularly solar power, into the mix of electricity delivered to consumers without raising costs, an executive with Duke Energy said Thursday. “Getting the rules right, now, allows the economic…

Why Are Some Big Utilities Embracing Small-Scale Solar Power?

InsideClimate NewsSeptember 12, 2013 By Maria Gallucci, InsideClimate News A handful of U.S. utilities have discovered they can save money by encouraging small rooftop solar projects—the same projects utility industry leaders have insisted were too expensive and unreliable to be practical. The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) in New York,…

S.C. laws hinder clean energy investment

Columbia Regional Business ReportsAugust 6, 2013 The state has missed out on millions from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Meanwhile, South Carolina’s laws also are blocking projects on Defense Department sites. By Mike Fitts colanews@scbiznews.comPublished Aug. 5, 2013 South Carolina’s laws are holding back growth in promising clean energy…

Yesterday: Big business wins two, small business picks up one

It was a busy day yesterday for the S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce.  Two Senate subcommittees and the House Ways and Means Committee held meetings on legislation we supported.  Unfortunately two of these bills did not get the favorable votes we wanted.The morning started out with a Senate subcommittee…

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Allow 3rd Party Financing of Solar Panels Bill would make solar energy affordable for homes and commercial buildings Don’t let the state’s energy companies do what they did in the S.C. House—stop a bill that will allow 3rd parties to finance solar panels on buildings and sell the electricity to…

Bipartisanship breaks out in SC and US Senates

This week a handful of Republican and Democratic Senators in Columbia and Washington found common ground on two important issues. In Columbia 15 Senators of both parties have introduced legislation to allow a third party to finance and own solar panels on a home or commercial building and sell the…

SC governor promotes off shore drilling

Published on June 12, 2012 By SUSANNE M. SCHAFER | Business Week Three top South Carolina Republicans came together Monday to support federal legislation thatwould allow drilling of gas and oil off South Carolina’s coast, arguing thestate’s need for jobs and income outweigh potential problems. “There is a riskin everything…