Climate / Energy

Inglis still pushing for business solution to climate change

Former South Carolina Congressman Bob Inglis continues to lead the effort to promote a responsible business model for addressing climate change that is the biggest threat to our state’s future tourism economy.  He might have lost his re-election some years ago partially because of his willingness to tell the truth about climate change, but he […]

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Locally owned businesses can help communities thrive — and survive climate change

GristApril 26, 2013 By Stacy Mitchell Cities where small, locally owned businesses account for a relatively large share of the economy have stronger social networks, more engaged citizens, and better success solving problems, according to several recently published studies. And in the face of climate change, those are just the sort of traits that communities

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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 on S.145, a bill that

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ACTION ALERT!!

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 the occupant owners. A public

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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 electricity to the building owners. 

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Scientists we listen to and scientists we ignore

The remarkably good news today was that researches participating in a large federal project to map the genetic changes involved in cancers, have identified four distinct types of breast cancer.  Hopefully it will just be a matter of time and more scientific research to develop more effective treatments for breast cancer that kills over 35,000

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Looking for an “oops”

July was officially the hottest month for the United State’s 48 contiguous states—3.3 degrees above the average.  Those high temperatures also contributed to the country’s warmest 12-month period every recorded. Jake Crouch of the National Climatic Data Center says that it’s more than just daytime highs that scientists are looking at.  He says that “we

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