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Sleeping Giant: The State of Solar in South Carolina

The popularity of solar energy skyrocketed in South Carolina (SC) with the introduction of net metering in 2014 when the state legislature unanimously passed its landmark energy bill. After the introduction of the (DER) program, the Palmetto State went from having virtually no solar energy to having...

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It's Not an Over-Reaction

When Sheldon Whitehouse and Lindsey Graham cosponsor a bill, fusion is occurring. This April 3 story details a proposal to boost nuclear generation.
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I Get a (Rust and Sun) Belt Out of You

This February 7 story tracks 100,000 announced hires to incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act, with tens of thousands in states whose senators voted against the bill.
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A Bigger Total Share of Offshore Wind

French energy conglomerate Total and local Duke Energy won bids for offshore wind development off the Carolinas with $315 million offers, says this May 11 Reuters report.

South Carolina Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Score 2.50 / 9
Score 2.00 / 20
Score 2.50 / 12
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
49 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
26 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
14 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC

of people in South Carolina support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2020.

(-1 of the national average)
(est. 3,264,630 of 3,859,677 adults)

last updated 8/31/2021

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