Category Archives: Alternative Energy

Making Sense of SC Launch Numbers No Easy Task

Questions still remain after the S.C. Research Authority responded to an S.C. Freedom of Information Act request for information on how its affiliate SC Launch spent approximately $18 million in state money over the past three years. SCRA late last month … Continue reading

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Ag Commissioner Seeks Money for Alternative Energy

S.C. Agriculture Commission Hugh Weathers requests an interim adjustment of a little more than $600,000 from the Joint Other Funds Oversight Committee during an Oct. 5 meeting. Continue reading

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Proposed S.C. Electric Car Plant Short Circuits, Despite Handout Offers

In July 2009, CT&T, a South Korean electric vehicle manufacturer, announced that it would launch production in the United States, with plans to employ 2,600 workers over five years. South Carolina was chosen as one of the Seoul-based company’s first … Continue reading

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Tech Schools’ Green Push Raises Questions

It’s been 50 years since the groundwork for the S.C. Technical College System was laid. Its goal today, as in 1961, remains the same: to provide training for South Carolinians and to serve as an economic-development tool by ensuring a … Continue reading

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Value of Wind Power Questioned in New Study

Wind-power advocates are turning up the heat in their efforts to push for increased public support for research and development of offshore wind energy. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in late July held one of a series of federally … Continue reading

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