Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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.

Friday, July 25, 2014

The 5 Best And 5 Worst Utilities At Renewables and Efficiency: Ceres Rankings

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Utilities like Pacific Gas & Electric Co  and Sempra, in California, lead the nation’s utilities in renewable energy sales and adoption of energy efficiency, while Entergy, Southern Company and Dominion, in the American South, have achieved the least.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good scrambles senior management team - Charlotte Business Journal


Senior Staff Writer-Charlotte Business Journal
Lloyd Yates will take responsibility for regulatory policy and power distribution in the Carolinas. He also will have responsibility for customer services across the company. His title will be executive vice president, market solutions and president of the Carolinas region.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DHEC Public Meeting on Proposed Clean Air Rules

The SC Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC) will host a public hearing this Thursday on new federal rules targeted at cutting carbon pollution. South Carolina has already reduced its carbon pollutionsubstantially over the past decade with the retirement of older coal plants and increased use of natural gas. These new rules are expected to result in increased energy efficiency and renewable energy deployment in the state.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Germany is #1 in the World for Energy Efficiency

July 21st, 2014 by  
Germany is #1 in the World for Energy Efficiency, according to the 2014 scorecard released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today. Sixteen nations were studied. Six of the top 10 were from Europe. Canada was the only North American nation to make the cut, placing 9th.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Charleston police plan to sting UberX drivers, Uber says it will pay fines | Region | The State

The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.July 21, 2014
However, the city's strategy of penalizng UberX drivers may be futile. Taylor Bennett, a spokesman for Uber, said the company will pay for all the fines that its drivers in Charleston are issued by law enforcement officers, even if the drivers are cited more than once for the same violation.
That may not be an empty promise. The San Francisco-based technology company is backed by Google Ventures, which recently estimated that the company is worth more than $200 billion, according to Bloomberg.







Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/07/21/3575558/charleston-police-plan-to-sting.html?sp=/99/205/&ihp=1#storylink=cpy

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Uber Launches in Columbia, But State Agency Says It’s Illegal - Free-Times.com

By Eva Moore
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ball isn’t the only one concerned, though. In June, the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff asked for a formal hearing by the state Public Service Commission regarding Uber to determine how it should be regulated under state law. The commission has scheduled that hearing for Aug. 26. 
- See more at: http://www.free-times.com/news/uber-launches-in-columbia-but-state-agency-says-its-illegal-071614#sthash.Pvl3JobC.ffrqLFGN.dpuf

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