Thursday, September 18, 2014

White House unveils new solar, energy efficiency steps

Wendy Koch, USA TODAY8:58 a.m. EDT September 18, 2014
It announced $68 million in federal funds for 540 renewable power and energy efficiency projects in rural areas, including 240 solar ones. It said it's proposing stricter rules for commercial air conditioners that could save more energy than any prior standard and it's partnering with military bases to launch a veterans' solar job training program.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bob Guild Honored for Environmental Advocacy

Bob Guild received the Harriet Keyserling Advocacy Award from the Conservation Voters of South Carolina at its annual Green Tie Luncheon Today.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

SCANA Corp. nuclear project facing further delays

SCE&G plans to re-evaluate and reschedule its owners cost estimates and cash flow requirements in light of that new schedule when it is finalized,” SCANA added. Once the company reaches an agreement with the consortium, SCE&G plans to go to the commission later this year and seek permission to revise the construction schedule and revise the cost cap.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Cab companies unite against Uber and other ride-share services - The Washington Post

 August 10 at 5:52 PM 
The rapid rise of ride-share services, led by the multibillion-dollar Uber, has galvanized the Washington region’s taxi industry in an unprecedented spirit of cooperation.

Friday, August 8, 2014

S.C. joins states suing EPA over proposed coal plant emission limits

Staff Report 
Published Aug. 6, 2014
Under the proposed rule, South Carolina would have to reduce its emissions rate by 51.4% by 2030. In 2012, South Carolina’s emission rate for the state’s power sector was 1,587 pounds per megawatt. The EPA proposes that the state reduce that to 772 pounds per MW.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Borrowing costs up as spending for Duke Energy nuke plant reaches $403.4M - Charlotte Business Journal

Senior Staff Writer-Charlotte Business Journal
The report says $15.1 million, or 69.7% of the costs incurred in the first six months of the year, is categorized as “allowance for funds used during construction,” or AFUDC. That’s the cost for those six months of the money Duke has borrowed to finance the work done to date.

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