September 2018

Registration Open! Fall Accredited Commercial Energy Manager (ACEM) Class

October 16-19, 2018
Shealy Electrical Wholesalers – Training Room
120 Saxe Gotha Rd.
West Columbia, SC 29172
 
The Association of South Carolina Energy Managers (ASCEM), in partnership with the Energy Office, will...

ASCEM Fall Conference – SRAPPA Track October 7th

ASCEM will hold a Fall 2018 track as part of the Southeastern Regional Association of Physical Plant Administrators (SRAPPA) Conference on October 7, 2018, in Greenville, SC. The track will include sessions on solar success stories and...

Celebrate Energy Action Month and Energy Efficiency Day in October

October marks Energy Action Month, an event meant to encourage energy savings through efficiency and conservation. Throughout the month, South Carolinians are encouraged to review how they use energy at home and at work. The checklists below can be used during Energy Action Month and throughout...

Powering Our Future: Future City Competition Registration Open!

Future City starts with a question—how can we make the world a better place? To answer it, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainability issue. Past topics include storm water management, urban...

Alternative Fuel Vehicles Help Disaster Recovery, Fleet Resiliency

Alternative fuel vehicles can help build system resiliency by diversifying an emergency response fleet. If a storm or other emergency disrupts a state's primary fuel supply, emergency managers should have a plan to activate fleets that run on alternative fuels to perform essential services....

Midlands Technical College launches program in renewable energy

Four years ago, South Carolina passed legislation that created a pathway for growth in the renewable energy industry. With this change in South Carolina law, the demand for photovoltaic installers has increased.

Thus far, much of the installation service has been provided by out-of-state...

Energy Efficiency Helps Rural Households Afford Energy Bills

In rural South Carolina, Maxine Stroman struggled to pay her energy bills. Her husband had recently died, leaving her the sole source of income for their two young children. “I had to make some choices on whether to pay my high energy bill or cut back on my grocery bill or cut back on other day-...

Small Business Energy Initiative Action Guide

Small businesses across the U.S. spend more than $60 billion a year on powering, heating, and cooling the spaces they rent or own. However, there is vast potential to cut this spending in half and unleash a wide array of economic and performance benefits for small businesses everywhere.

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DOE Selects Clemson University as One of Seven Projects to Develop Combined Heat and Power Technologies that Offer Services to the Electric Grid

The U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of seven projects that will receive up to $10 million towards the research and development of technologies that enable small-to-midsized manufacturers to use combined heat and power (CHP) systems to provide services to the electric grid....

Report: Offshore Wind Would Bring Over $3.6 Billion in Economic Benefits to Atlantic Coast States

Building and operating a new offshore wind farm would bring at least $600 million in economic benefits to the Eastern seaboard state where it's constructed, according to a new analysis by BW Research on behalf of environmental advocacy group Environmental Entrepreneurs.

Taken together,...