VW Settlement Update

In July 2016, Volkswagen (VW) agreed to a multiple-part settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency as a result of the illegal installation of ‘defeat devices’ on their diesel engines in violation of the Clean Air Act. There are two key programs of that settlement that offer emissions reduction opportunities for states: 1. A Zero Emissions […]

Thinking of you as Hurricane Florence approaches the Southeast

As Hurricane Florence approaches, please know we are thinking of you and your families, especially in the Carolinas. If you are still preparing for the arrival of this storm, click here for some helpful preparation tips from the National Hurricane Survival Initiative. We are right here with you tracking Hurricane Florence and preparing to rebuild […]

Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Democratic Nominee for South Carolina Governor James Smith

Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Democratic Nominee for South Carolina Governor James Smith

Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Republican Nominee for South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster

Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Republican Nominee for South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster

Electric Vehicle Weekly News Roundup – Aug 24

Electric Vehicles This week, Interesting Engineering highlights fourteen electric vehicles in What Are the Best Electric Cars of 2018? The article also takes a trip back-in-time sharing with readers a little history lesson on the early beginnings of electric vehicles. Ken Kimmell, President of the Union of Concerned Scientists, offered up a piece called Union Of Concerned […]

Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy

This post is the first in a series of blogs examining where 2018 candidates for state and federal offices in the Southeast stand on key energy and climate issues. Note: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. Links to reports, candidate websites and outside sources are provided as […]

Is sea level rise already impacting your property value?

The rate of sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, and a recent study by First Street Foundation shows that homes in the southeastern U.S. are already losing value as a result.    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), scientists are “very confident” that we will see a global average sea level rise […]

Electric Vehicle Weekly News Roundup – July 27

Electric Vehicles If you are interested in the new Hyundai Kona, this Clean Technica review suggests you might want to ‘get one quick’. The demand for the new Kona with its 64 kWh battery and EPA projected 250-mile range may be higher than the low production numbers Hyundai is planning. Another vehicle that might peak […]

Recap of South Carolina Energy Policy in 2018 Legislative Session

The 2018 legislative session in South Carolina was a historic opportunity for significant, long-lasting reform in South Carolina energy policy. Here is a recap of what was proposed and what ended up passing in the 2018 session.

South Carolina PSC votes to temporarily roll back SCEG rates by 15%. Utility whines about extreme political pressure.

Today the SC Public Service Commission unanimously and without debate voted to comply with the directive of the SC Legislature. The PSC approved a 15% electric rate decrease for SCE&G customers retroactive to April 1st of this year. Before you get too excited, this past Friday SCE&G filed suit in a federal District Court to block the rate rollback saying that the legislation passed is unconstitutional. In court is exactly where we expected to be all along and why I’ve been advocating that we could and should have gotten to this point sooner.