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South Carolina State Profile and Energy Estimates

South Carolina is located on the U.S. East Coast halfway between New York City and Miami. Although the state does not have any economically recoverable fossil fuel reserves, it does have renewable resources. South Carolina’s topography gradually rises from its Atlantic Ocean islands in the southeast to the Blue Ridge Mountains in the northwest. Hurricanes and tropical storms occasionally strike South Carolina or come close to its coastline, and they can damage the state’s power plants, electric grid, and other energy infrastructure.

10/26/21
                                                               

The Impacts of Climate Change and the Trump Administration’s Anti-Environmental Agenda in South Carolina

Between 2017 and 2019, South Carolina experienced four tropical cyclones, five severe storms, one winter storm, and one freeze. The damages of each event led to losses of at least $1 billion.

09/19/20
                                                               

State-by-State: Climate Change in South Carolina

South Carolina is vulnerable to sea level rise, flooding, coastal storms and increasing temperatures – all which threaten the state’s agriculture and energy industries as well as human health

08/06/20
                                                               

Solar Soars In South Carolina With Energy Freedom Act

South Carolina’s new “Energy Freedom Act” is aptly titled. Signed into law in May following unanimous votes in the South Carolina House and Senate, the mandate commands the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) to give ratepayers more choice in their consumption and solar developers more leverage in a regulated monopoly.

04/28/20
                                                               

Discussion of South Carolina Act 236: Version 2.0

Act 236 (Distributed Energy Resources Program Act): legislation passed in 2014, meant to address renewable energy development in South Carolina. The legislation’s three sections address third- party leasing, net energy metering, and utility cost recovery for renewable energy procurement and incentives.

04/28/20
                                                               

Public Energy Enemy No. 1

Why Duke, America’s Biggest Electric Utility, Is Also the Worst for the Environment.

04/28/20
                                                               

Southern Environmental Law Center’s Statement in Response to South Carolina Unanimously Passing Solar Legislation

The South Carolina State Senate and House have unanimously passed the Energy Freedom Act, opening the door for more free-market competition in the energy sector and expanded access to solar across the state. The bill now heads to Governor Henry McMaster’s desk for signature.

04/28/20