September 2020

Celebrate Energy Action Month in October

October is Energy Action Month, an event meant to encourage energy savings through efficiency and conservation. To further encourage energy reduction in our state, the Energy Office, a department of the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff, will hold the second annual SC Energy Hour on...

Energy Office Launches Plug in SC Incentive Program

The Energy Office, housed within the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff, has launched the Plug in SC Incentive Program to support the adoption of standardized electric vehicle (EV) charging station signage and branding.

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Virtual Fall ASCEM Conference Registration Open

Dedicated to helping members reduce energy use, the Association of South Carolina Energy Managers (ASCEM) is composed of facility and energy managers in state agencies, local governments, schools, colleges, and other facilities.
 
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Utility K-12 Educational Resources

Many electric utilities provide educational resources for K-12 schools. These can vary from online tools, classroom lessons, field trips, and virtual/in class lessons from utility staff. Below are some various educational opportunities, but consumers should reach out to their utility to see...

Celebrate National Clean Energy Week: September 21-25, 2020

Governor Henry McMaster has issued a state proclamation recognizing September 21-25, 2020 as Clean Energy Week in South Carolina.

In the proclamation, Gov. McMaster notes...

Inland Port Greer Offers Connectivity, Speed-To-Market for Cargo Owners

South Carolina Ports Authority is proud to further its longtime partnership with Michelin North America, Inc. by moving cargo for the tiremaker’s largest distribution center. 

Michelin, which has its North American headquarters in Greenville, S.C., operates a 3-million-square-foot...

Audubon Study Confirms Solar Is a Major Economic Driver in South Carolina

Audubon South Carolina released its newly commissioned report, “An Economic Analysis of the Solar Industry in South Carolina,” which found that the solar energy industry has a $1.5 billion...

Innovative Homes, Energy Careers Featured in New Virtual Sessions Offered by Solar Decathlon

Since 2002, the ...

National Laboratories Selected to Establish Battery Manufacturing Industry Partnerships to Spur Innovation

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of 13 projects through a Battery Manufacturing Lab Call with combined funding of almost $15 million over three years. The call sought proposals from National Laboratories to establish public-private partnerships that address engineering...

New EPA Report: Commercial Buildings and Onsite Renewable Energy

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new 15-page report detailing how the buildings in its Portfolio Manager tool are using onsite renewable energy. The information—including comparisons by building type, location, and energy generated—is the latest addition to EPA’s...