August 2017

Town of Saluda Recognized by MASC for ConserFund Solar Project

The Town of Saluda was recognized by the Municipal Association of South Carolina at its 2017 Annual Meeting for their investment in renewable energy.
 
Town of Saluda officials knew electric rates would keep going up, so they decided to undergo an energy audit and take...

Mini-grant Applications Now Open

The Office of Regulatory Staff - Energy Office (Energy Office) will begin taking applications for mini-grants beginning August 15, 2017. The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded funding to the Energy Office to fund several high-impact competitive demonstration projects in the areas of energy...

State Energy Plan: Current Activities

The Office of Regulatory Staff – Energy Office (Energy Office) has begun the next phase of work on its comprehensive State Energy Plan. Energy Office staff first began this process in late 2015 with the development of a Steering Committee to lead its efforts. Agency staff and over 130...

2017 Energy Action Month- Video Competition!

October will be Energy Action Month, an event meant to encourage energy savings through efficiency and conservation.
 
The Office of Regulatory Staff - Energy Office is Energy in Action by implementing the first comprehensive State Energy Plan. More information...

3 Characteristics for Assessing Light Quality

The recent boom in cost-effective options for solid state lighting technology has led to major changes in the way we illuminate our buildings. Light emitting diodes (LEDs) have become a popular replacement for many different types of lamps, and facility managers and building owners are being...

Public Institutions Measuring Energy Use Annual Reporting Due

A crucial step in any attempt to manage energy use and minimize energy cost is to obtain accurate measures of past and present energy use and expenditures. Once the data is collected energy management plans and goals can be developed. Research has shown measuring and reporting energy...

8 Online Tools to Help Save You Energy and Money

When it comes to improving energy efficiency, there are a lot of questions homeowners should ask first.  Be sure that you are getting the biggest bang for your buck by doing some research before taking on a home improvement project.
 
Fortunately, several tools and...

Green Apple Day of Service 2017

The Green Apple Day of Service gives parents, teachers, students, companies, and local organizations the opportunity to transform schools into healthy, safe, and productive learning environments through local service projects. This event is state-wide and is the perfect opportunity for schools...

Save the Date! Upcoming Conferences

2017 SC Clean Energy Summit
The South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA) is proud to announce the date for the 2017 SC Clean Energy Summit is Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention...