Saturday, February 15, 2014

Haley compares ice storm to hurricane devastation - - Columbia, South Carolina |

Governor Haley speaks to the media Friday in Aiken County. By SEANNA ADCOX
Associated Press

The Republican governor said Friday her driving tour of downtown
Aiken made her understand why the storm left 350,000 people without
power at the peak.

Statewide, that number had dropped to under 225,000. Nearly a quarter
of those were in Aiken County alone, where downed trees and power lines
littered roadways.

Friday, February 14, 2014

When will power be restored? Here's a timeline - - Columbia, South Carolina |

South Carolina's various power companies and cooperatives have done their best to try to give those who are still without power an approximate timeline for that to happen.

Ice storm worse than a hurricane, utility crews say -, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

This week's winter storm dealt a significant, crippling blow to five co-ops, with outages affecting more than 50 percent of their members.

"The amount of damage we have here is equal to Hurricane Hugo," says David Felkel, president and CEO of Edisto Electric Cooperative in Bamberg. Portions of the territory served by Edisto Electric received more than one-inch of ice, interrupting service to more than 80 percent of their consumers.

Industry Shifts May Aid Comcast in Takeover Bid -

Still, the combination of the two companies,
creating a cable and broadband behemoth serving 30 million customers
across 42 states, is expected to come under intense scrutiny from the
Obama administration, which has toughened its enforcement of federal
antitrust laws.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

North Carolina Seeks to Halt Duke Coal Ash Settlement After Spill

North Carolina has asked a state judge to put a
controversial settlement deal with U.S. power company Duke Energy over
pollution on hold after a massive coal ash spill into a local river
raised fresh concerns about water safety.

More than 329,000 lost power in SC - - Columbia, South Carolina |

More than 329,000 lost power in SC - - Columbia, South Carolina |

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