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.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Religious Conservatives Embrace Proposed E.P.A. Rules - NYTimes.com

Although many of the faith leaders come from traditionally progressive congregations, like black churches, synagogues and mainstream Protestant denominations, others were more conservative Christians who reflect a growing embrace of environmentalism by parts of the religious right. This week’s hearings on the new E.P.A. rule gives them an opportunity to make their argument that climate change hurts the world’s poor through natural disasters, droughts and rising sea levels, and that it is part of their faith to protect the planet.

Average Price of Electricity Climbs to All-Time Record

By Terence P. Jeffrey

(CNSNews.com) - For the first time ever, the average price for a kilowatthour (KWH) of electricity in the United States has broken through the 14-cent mark, climbing to a record 14.3 cents in June, according to data released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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