Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pee Dee towns receive electric car charging stations | WBTW

These are the first public-access charging stations Duke Energy has installed in the state. The host sites will cover the cost of electricity during the research project. The new stations are ready for use and two each are located at:
  • City of Hartsville’s Fifth Street parking lot 
  • City of Florence’s parking lot, corner of Irby and Cheves Streets
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 2671 Hospitality Blvd., Florence 
“The adoption of plug-in electric vehicles continues to grow in our communities and we’re committed to helping ensure our infrastructure is ready for their eventual widespread use,” said Clark Gillespy, Duke Energy state president – South Carolina. “This research project gives us insight into the electric system’s state of readiness to accommodate charging equipment, which will help us as we transform into the transportation fuel providers of the future.”

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Foxboro Glen residents asked to boil drinking water - Local / Metro -
Columbia Water Works issued the advisory early Wednesday morning because an 8-inch water main broke that could result in contamination of the water supply for the 600 and 700 blocks of Beech Branch Drive and Keyspur Court.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

AT&T executive says S.C. school system needs transformation

 By Matt Tomsic
Published Oct. 23, 2012
Lackey said roughly one-quarter of South Carolina high school students aren’t graduating, and the state needs to revamp its education system and promote innovation.
Businesses, Lackey said, need to partner with schools by hosting job shadowing or helping fund needed school supplies; schools, meanwhile, need to follow up with businesses that express interest in helping educate children or partnering with them. Lackey said she hears about businesses that meet with schools, but never hear back from the school about its needs after the meeting.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Charleston firm lands NASA solar contract

A Charleston company won a $471,000 contract to design and build a solar power system at a NASA facility in Alabama, the company announced Wednesday.
Hannah Solar Government Services will provide 122,000 watts of solar power at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and the company will use American-manufactured components.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

In a Natural Gas Glut, Big Winners and Losers -

For most of the country, the result has been cheaper energy. The nation is awash in so much natural gas that electric utilities, which burn the fuel in many generating plants, have curbed rate increases and switched more capacity to gas from coal, a dirtier fossil fuel.

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