Climate / Energy

Sign Letter to Rep. Rice and Mace in support of COAST Anti-Drilling Act

  It’s time to permanently ban offshore drilling for oil in the Atlantic. We have been successful in our efforts to block exploratory seismic airgun blasting, the preliminary process before drilling. But now we need to finish the job. Businesses are encouraged to sign this letter asking South Carolina Representatives…

Settlement agreement cuts proposed Dominion rate hike by 85% for small business

Press Statement July 2, 2021 Contact: Frank Knapp 803-600-6874 fknapp@scsbc.org Today a settlement agreement was filed with the S.C. Public Service Commission regarding Dominion Energy South Carolina’s (DESC) 2020 application to raise electric rates.  The agreement signed by DESC, SC Office of Regulatory Staff and 5 intervening parties was the…

INVITE: Building our Energy Infrastructure Back Better with Secretary Granholm

  On Wednesday, June 16, Small Business for America’s Future and Business Forward will welcome U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm for the second briefing in our Build Back Better series. In this series, we are covering the Biden administration’s policy priorities across a range of topics, including those…

Green Business Bureau (GBB) has partnered with the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) to bring the GBB sustainability program to the South Carolina small business community.

GBB and SCSBCC are working together to make the business world greener and more sustainable.  We advocate for policy to reduce carbon pollution in order to fight climate change which is increases cost to the economy. Our partnership with GBB is our effort to enable businesses and their employees to…

ASBC, Indigenous and Community-based Business Leaders See True Conservation & Sustainable Economic Potential in Dept. of Interior Report; Businesses for Conservation and Climate Action Launched and Poised to Engage

PRESS RELEASE Washington, DC — May 6, 2021 – Today the Department of the Interior (DOI) issued its highly anticipated report called for by President Biden’s executive order on combating the climate crisis at home and abroad. The report outlines the stakeholder engagement approaches and principles that are to be…

Door cracked open for a business approach to Santee Cooper’s future

Door cracked open for a business approach to Santee Cooper’s future

Blog by Frank Knapp, President/CEO South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce April 19, 2021 Logic might yet prevail in the SC Senate regarding the future of Santee Cooper, the state-owned utility that provides electricity to about 2 million South Carolinians either directly or through electric cooperatives. Santee Cooper ran…