July 2017

Solar power will take a hit during the Aug. 21 eclipse

A solar eclipse that will sweep across the country on Aug. 21 is expected to cause a noticeable dent in solar-energy collection, and utilities are concocting workarounds to meet power demands during the event.
 
Utility workers already have a game plan in California,...

Mini-grant Applications Now Open

The Office of Regulatory Staff- Energy Office (Energy Office) will begin taking applications for mini-grants beginning August 15, 2017. The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded funding to the Energy Office to fund several high-impact competitive demonstration projects in the areas of energy...

Soliciting proposals for the development and administration of a low interest revolving loan program

The Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) is soliciting proposals for the development and administration of a low interest revolving loan program to support energy efficiency, renewable energy and alternative transportation projects in the commercial and industrial sectors of businesses operating and...

Save the Date! Upcoming Conferences

2017 SC Clean Energy Summit

The South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA) is proud to announce the date for the 2017 SC Clean Energy Summit is Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention...

Heading to college? Shrink Your Dorm Print will help students make a statement

An annual rite of passage is fast approaching. Parents, some wistful and others elated, will drop their kids off at college for the first time. To prepare for the big day, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) is launching the ...

Saving energy at home may make us think ‘I’ve done enough’

People who report working to save energy in their own lives may be less likely to support government action on energy-use reduction and sustainability, a new study suggests.
 
Following the shutdown of the Fukushima power plant, which endured one of the worst nuclear...

Clemson Parking and Transportation receives Spare the Air award from DHEC

Clemson University Parking and Transportation Services was named as a 2017 recipient of the Spare the Air award South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).
 
Under the category of “Outstanding College or University,” Clemson was recognized as...

Understanding Insulation Systems: Commercial HVAC Duct Systems

In commercial buildings, air ducts are routinely used to distribute conditioned air to the various zones within the building. These duct systems carry heating, cooling, and/or ventilation air from a central location to the zones with the objective of providing for the health and comfort of the...