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5:56 am on Thursday August 2, 2012

Hands Across the Sand, "a powerful way to say no to offshore drilling"

Flickr User: Ana.Campos This Saturday, August 4, 2012, people from all 50 states and 40 countries around the world will join hands in protest offshore drilling and support clean energy. The Hands Across the Sand movement started on February 13, 2010...
6:05 am on Tuesday October 26, 2010

Beaufort High entrepreneur gets into the biofuel game (w/video)

Flickr user stepitup2007 WSAV has a cute report about a Beaufort High School student who is converting diesel engines into ones that will run on cooking oil. He's also going out and collecting the cooking oil to fuel them. This isn't necessarily a...
4:39 am on Wednesday October 20, 2010

Santee Cooper finds 'significant electric power' in S.C.'s offshore winds

Image by Flickr user Martin Pettitt Big, mean wind turbines -- and also something S.C. is nowhere near ready to install yet. Update October 20: After a yearlong wind study conducted by Santee Cooper, six buoys in the ocean from 1 1/2 miles to 12...
10:55 am on Thursday November 19, 2009

Art and innovation shake hands and meet in Charleston

Image by Alec SheaffImage by 20091119-panel.jpg Local wood artisan, Michael James Moran, has joined forces with John Griswold and Alec Sheaff of EcoBilt Energy Systems to create a novel application of alternative energy in the arts community....
3:00 pm on Thursday November 13, 2008

Wind turbines in S.C. thwarted by low energy cost

NBC News 2 followed up with Santee Cooper after all the talk about the new wind test station. They found out that while South Carolina's would-be wind industry is thwarted by a relatively low cost of energy locally, industry officials think we could...
4:23 am on Friday August 15, 2008

Hydrogen tour comes through South Carolina

Image by Flickr user jurvetsonImage by 20080815hydrogen.jpg Vehicles like BMW's Hydrogen Series 7 will be on show. If you don't mind burning a little fossil fuel to get there, you could test-drive what could be the new cars of the future: Hydrogen...
5:09 pm on Sunday August 3, 2008

South Carolina hopes for a bright hydrogen future

Image by Flickr user DRB62Image by 20080803hydrogentrees.jpg The sun represents a proof-of-concept for the power of hydrogen. But if it can be used in cars in a practical fashion that is cheaper and more convenient than plug-ing electric cars...
7:32 am on Monday July 21, 2008

Utility nears biomass deal

Image by flickr user D'Arcy NormanImage by 20080721garbage.jpg It might not look (or smell) pretty, but landfills produce a lot of methane gas, which can be used to provide energy to thousands of people. After deciding last month to increase its use...
6:16 am on Wednesday July 9, 2008

Ethanol plant coming near Greenville

Image by flickr user crabchickImage by 20080709barley.jpg Barley. More of it could be flowing through South Carolinians' engines soon. [gmap markers=blue::34.59930237746263,-81.463623046875 |zoom=6 |center=33.7243396617476,-80.771484375 |width=220px...
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