Climate / Energy

Statement on Santee Cooper’s 12% higher rates and joint resolution

PRESS STATEMENT Date:       March 20, 2019 From:      South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce Subject:   Statement regarding Santee Cooper and joint resolution for sale Contact:   Frank Knapp, President/CEO, 803-252-5733 (w), 803-600-6874 (c), fknapp@scsbc.org Statement regarding Santee Cooper’s 12+% higher rates and joint resolution The below is a statement by Frank…

Town Halls Announced to Discuss Sale of Santee Cooper. Start in Charleston April 2nd

 PRESS RELEASE Date:       March 20, 2019 From:      South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce Subject:   Town Halls Announced to Discuss Sale Santee Cooper Contact:   Frank Knapp, President/CEO, 803-252-5733, 803-600-6874 (c), fknapp@scsbc.org Town Halls Announced to Discuss Sale of Santee Cooper Start in Charleston April 2nd (Columbia, SC) The South Carolina…

South Carolina makes its case on NBC against offshore oil exploration in the Atlantic

The March 17th NBC Nightly News featured a story on the Trump Administration’s efforts to open much of the Atlantic Coast to seismic airgun blasting to search for offshore oil. Interviews with those opposed and supportive of seismic testing were presented including one with Diane Hoskins of Oceana. South Carolina…

Santee Cooper fails to plan for future. Pays investment banking firm $150 thousand a month

This week Santee Cooper executives testified at the SC Senate Select Committee on Santee Cooper, which is exploring the options for addressing the state-owned utility’s $4 billion debt resulting from its 45 percent ownership of the failed nuclear project in Fairfield County.  The utility also owes over $4 billion more…