Tag Archives: S.C. Energy Office

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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BCB Handles Public Relations Work for Private Business

By all accounts, Midlands BioFuels is an alternative fuels success story. The Winnsboro company produces 25,000 gallons of biodiesel fuel a month from waste vegetable oil, and while it has received some government support since its inception, Midlands BioFuels is profitable and would be even without government largesse, co-founder Joe Renwick says. Continue reading

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Legislators Warm to Solar Tax Incentives

State bills offering tax incentives to the solar energy industry are about as predictable as sunny days in the Palmetto State. So far this year, at least nine House or Senate bills have been introduced that would give income tax … Continue reading

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