January 2016

New Year, new you! Some energy facts to consider

It’s a new year, a time when most of us vow to never again eat anything covered in chocolate and to hit the treadmill on a regular basis. But there is another type of cutting-back that you should think about as well -- cutting-back on your energy use. Like a broken record, we keep reminding you...

Last chance to register for Greenville Tech solar installation courses!

Greenville Technical College will begin offering classes for solar installers in January 2016. The class, which runs from January 4-February 1, covers the installation and connections of solar photovoltaic (PV) components in residential or light commercial field applications. Students will be...

S.C. one step closer to offshore wind development

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced publication of the South Carolina Call for Information and Nominations for commercial leasing of wind power on the outer continental shelf off the South Carolina coast. BOEM is asking interested parties to submit nominations for...

10 U.S. cities selected to launch Envision America Smart Cities Acceleration Initiative

Charlotte, North Carolina, Dec. 3, 2015 -- Envision America, a smart cities initiative that was announced at the White House this fall, is proud to select 10 U.S. cities to participate in 2016.  The cities will leverage technology collaborators and businesses to address the challenges...

U.S. Department of Transportation launches Smart City Challenge to create a city of the future

On December 7th, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a Smart City Challenge to create a fully integrated, first-of-its-kind city that uses data, technology, and creativity to shape how people and goods move in the future. The winning city will be awarded up to $40...