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Santee Cooper celebrates 20 years of generating ‘Green Power’

By Diante Gibbs
One of South Carolina’s largest power providers, Santee Cooper, recognizes generating 1.2 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of Green Power in the past 20 years, increasing the company’s Green Power portfolio.

Construction starts on renewable natural gas project at South Carolina landfill

By Plamena Tisheva
Construction has started on a renewable natural gas (RNG) project at the Twin Chimneys landfill in Honea Path, South Carolina, energy infrastructure investor LS Power said last week.

Dantzler Farms to get renewable energy grant

 U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the department is investing $464 million to build or improve renewable energy infrastructure and to help rural communities, agricultural producers and businesses lower energy costs…

SJCH first hospital in SC to be awarded LEED certification

By Leslie Cantou Photo: Brennan Wesley
The recently bestowed designation makes SJCH&PTWP the first comprehensive, built-from-scratch hospital in South Carolina to achieve LEED certification, a status that indicates the building meets specific environmental and sustainability goals. LEED stands for “leadership in…

Duke explores shutting coal-fired plants by 2030 in South Carolina plans

By Scott Van Voorhis Photo: Davis Turner , Getty Images
Duke Energy is eyeing an early retirement of its coal-fired plants by the end of the decade, according to the revised integrated resource plans (IRP) filed with South Carolina regulators Friday for its subsidiaries, Duke Energy…

Electric Vehicles Could Add $47 Billion Annually to Southeast Economy

By Stan Cross and Heather Pohnan
Because most electricity is generated locally, shifting to electric transportation will save consumers money at the plug and keep more of their transportation fuel dollars recirculating through local economies.

Cypress Creek Renewables Plans Anderson County, South Carolina, Solar Project

By Area Developement Desk
Cypress Creek Renewables, a leading solar and storage energy company, plans to grow operations with a new solar project in Anderson County, South Carolina.

As climate change intensifies, how might Laudato Si’ guide community responses?

By Brian Rowe Photo: Randall Hill , Reuters
In 2019, the Atlantic coastal city experienced 89 days of flooding, or nearly one of every five days that year. That blew past the previous record of 58 times, set in 2015, and represented a dramatic…

Climate change will cut into outdoor work, endanger workers, new study says

By Chloe Johnson Photo: Grace Beahm Alford
, used different climate change scenarios to project the amount of warming across the United States, and then coupled that with census data on where people who work outside are clustered. Latino and Black individuals…

On South Carolina’s shore, some condo owners worry: Are their buildings safe?

By Tim Craig Photo: Logan Cyrus , Getty Images
When Mark and Judy Rondeau moved to a condominium five years ago, they did everything they could to protect their investment in this damp, flood-prone state.