June 2019

Energy Office Mini-grant Application Period Opening July 1, 2019

The Office of Regulatory Staff - Energy Office (Energy Office) will begin taking applications for mini-grants beginning July 1, 2019. The US Department of Energy provides the Energy Office with funds to support high-impact competitive demonstration projects in the areas of...

Solar in South Carolina – What Consumers Need to Know

The passage of the Energy Freedom Act earlier this month means big opportunities for the future of solar energy in South Carolina. Through the provisions in this legislation, more homeowners and businesses will be able to take advantage of this renewable and clean energy source. In many...

First SC School Honored as US Department of Education Green Ribbon School for Environmental Initiatives

Dutch Fork Elementary School in Lexington County is the first South Carolina school to be recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Education for environmentally conscious programming.

The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), in a partnership with the SC...

Landrum Modernizing Downtown with Electric Car Charging Station

If you build it, they will come. That's the idea behind a new program in the City of Landrum.

Landrum is a charming southern town with an unexpected modern twist.

"What do you think of the charging stations for electric cars?" 7News Reporter Stefany Bornman asked.

"I think...

Access State Energy Information in One Place

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently launched its new...

July 30: Take Action SC Environmental Educators Workshop

Registration is now open for the Take Action SC Environmental Educators Workshop on July 30th at the Watt Family Innovation Center in Clemson, SC.

SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) and Take Action SC will be hosting the annual environmental educators...

South Carolina Boat Manufacturer Scout Boats Completes Solar System

World-renowned boat manufacturer Scout Boats has just begun generating clean renewable energy to power its manufacturing facility located in Summerville, South Carolina. During a ceremony May 10, Scout Boats CEO Steve Potts flipped the switch to unveil the new 592-kW solar energy system and...

State, Local, and K-12 Leadership: Unlocking Energy Affordability

Monday, July 8, 2019; 12:00–5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019; 8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office (WIP),...