February 2015

Tax season is here: a breakdown of energy-related credits

Tax season is in full swing. Before you fill out your forms in a rush for the refund you might want to make sure whether or not you qualify for credits for energy efficiency work you may have undertaken during 2014. The State of South Carolina offers a number of tax incentives for energy...

Spring Accredited Commercial Energy Manager class announced

The next ACEM class will be held March 10-13, 2015
Hoffman and Hoffman
Training Room
Vantage Point Drive
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SC state agency energy use data for 2014 now available

The South Carolina Energy Efficiency Act (Section 48-52-620, Code of Laws of South Carolina) requires all state agencies, public colleges, technical colleges and school districts to reduce their energy consumption twenty percent by 2020, using the year 2000 as a baseline.  The South Carolina...

Preparing for an increase in solar installations

In June of 2014 the General Assembly passed a bill which is expected to significantly increase the installation of both rooftop solar panels and larger “solar farms” across the state.  Estimates from the state’s largest utilities, SCE&G and Duke Energy, suggest the legislation will result in...

Santee Cooper to institute environmental scorecard

Beginning this year Santee Cooper will be implementing a new “environmental scorecard” program, an initiative that will affect every employee. The program is meant to echo the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship and will include the reduction of energy use in Santee Cooper’s...