Saturday, April 6, 2013

North Carolina edges closer to repeal of renewable portfolio standard - PVTECH

By Felicity Carus

The Commerce and Job Development Subcommittee on Energy and Emerging Markets on Wednesday voted 11 to 10 to amend House Bill 298, which aims to revoke the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS).....

Hager's bill is part of a nationwide campaign to repeal state-based renewable portfolio standards backed by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which is supported by the Koch Brothers and other fossil fuel interests.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

SCE&G to donate $1 to renewable energy for each customer going paperless in April – The Post and Courier

“April is Earth Month and a great time to bring awareness to the available renewable energy sources in South Carolina,” said Bob Long, chairman of the PaCE board of directors. “SCE&G customers can help support the development of renewable energy sources in our state by simply signing up for the paperless billing option. It’s easy to do and environmentally friendly too.”

BP Puts US Wind Farms On The Market - Law360

 By Karlee Weinmann
The company’s holdings include stakes in 16 operational wind farms spread across nine states that have a combined generation capacity of 2,600 megawatts. Also in the portfolio are several projects in various stages of development, including about 2,000 megawatts’ worth that are nearly ready for construction, according to BP.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

NC could lose solar lead as neighbors promote development - Charlotte Business Journal

The tax credit appears to have an uncertain future in South Carolina. But there is considerable optimism about the prospects for the allowing limited sales of solar power directly to customers in the state.
State Sen. Greg Gregory (R-Lancaster) introduced his bill on the proposal in mid-March. A similar bill was bottled up in committee in the S.C. House in February. That was largely due to opposition from utilities in the state.

Cornell Solar Project Could Test NY Energy Incentive - Law360

 By Pete Brush
Cornell is seeking to bring a 1.9-megawatt solar project online in Lansing, N.Y., just north of Ithaca, and connect it to the power grid using a classification that will generate remote net metering subsidies. Remote net metering rules allow for solar power to be installed anywhere and sold onto the grid in order to foster clean energy development.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

S.C. regulators set hearing on Duke Energy rate increase

The PSC said it will have a public hearing on the rate request beginning 10:30 a.m. July 31 at its offices at 101 Executive Center Drive in Columbia.

Interactive map: Where US energy is produced | NBC News

An interactive map of energy production, by sector, in the United States.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Lexington Co. utility asks top court for rate hike

Carolina Water Service will make its pitch to the state Supreme Court Wednesday that the rate hike rejection in fall 2011 prevents it from reducing billing mistakes and upgrading facilities.

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