South Carolina has immense potential for renewable energy and the clean energy economy of the 21st century. South Carolina has among the best wind and solar resources of the region, even as our citizens are being affected by climate change and the impacts of costly fossil fuel energy. South Carolinians send more than 8 billion dollars out of state annually for energy fuels like coal, natural gas, and petroleum. But developing local energy resources, like solar, wind, energy efficiency, and transitioning to electric vehicles, would keep more of our money in-state while creating jobs and providing for cleaner air and water. The opportunity of the clean energy economy is too great for South Carolina to pass up, yet to realize this opportunity, engaged citizenry and proactive leaders must overcome entrenched interests by speaking up and calling for clean energy now.

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Bill Would Help Protect South Carolina Coast from Offshore Drilling

South Carolina Senator Chip Campsen has introduced a bill that would serve as a large step forward in protecting the coast from the impacts of offshore drilling. The Southern Alliance for Clean…

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SACE expresses "cautious optimism" with recent South Carolina PSC decision on solar

Last week, the South Carolina Public Service Commission (SC PSC) accepted petitions by SACE and other parties to reconsider and rehear key aspects of their decision from last year that would have…

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As the world gets hotter, environmental consequences get worse

This op-ed, written by SACE Coastal Climate & Energy Manager Chris Carnevale, originally appeared in The Post & Courier on August 11, 2019. See the full piece on the Post & Courier's…

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