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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 Distributed Energy Resources (DER) program, the Palmetto State went from having virtually no solar energy to having...

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State Pollinator-Friendly Solar Initiatives

Seven states – Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, South Carolina, and Vermont – have enacted legislation to promote pollinator-friendly solar development. A new white paper by the Clean Energy States Alliance provides an overview of these state efforts and offers suggestions for what other states can do to promote solar while also creating or preserving healthy habitats for pollinators.
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Will the Green New Deal Work? Here's What the Research Says

The Green New Deal that some Democrats are now championing is unlike anything this country has ever done before. But scientists have been studying policies like these for decades. And their research can tell us a bit about what might happen if we pass this sweeping new vision for climate action and economic equality.
Commentary

5 Things to Look for in the Green New Deal

The Green New Deal means different things to different people. In some ways, that’s part of its appeal. On the other hand, a Green New Deal can’t mean anything anyone wants it to, or it will come to mean nothing at all.

South Carolina Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 3.00 / 8
Utilities:
Score 1.00 / 20
Transportation:
Score 2.00 / 10
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
66 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
27 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
15 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC
84%

of people in South Carolina support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2018.

(Same as the national average)
(est. 2,744,975 of 3,269,424 adults)

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