Energy

The cheapest kilowatt hour? The one not used. - September 30th, 2019

It's Energy Efficiency Day, and we've compiled some tips and resources to make homes, businesses, and farms more efficient. Save money, save the planet! read more

By Shelley Robbins

The Upstate Update: August 2019 - August 19th, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, we share some of our favorite ways to enjoy these dog days of summer with your furry companion, information about upcoming volunteer events and member field trips, an opportunity to join the UF team, and more. read more

Shared solar brings energy savings to low- and moderate-income households - August 15th, 2019

Duke Energy Carolinas has rolled out a new program for low- and moderate-income households that pretty much guarantees bill savings — for homeowners as well as renters — but without requiring panels on your roof. read more

By Shelley Robbins

The Upstate Update: May 2019 - May 22nd, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, we celebrate the results of the Duke Energy basic facilities charge case, report on the ending of the 2019 state Legislative Session, and share how you can get your own exclusive "Be the Upstate" tee. read more

Duke Energy’s Proposed Basic Facilities Charge Slashed - May 21st, 2019

Upstate Forever partnered with the Southern Environmental Law Center, the NAACP, and the Coastal Conservation League to intervene in the Duke Energy rate case. After many months of hearings and deliberation, the Public Service Commission of South Carolina has issued the final order: Duke’s basic facilities charge will be raised to $11.96 instead of the proposed $28. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 18 - May 10th, 2019

In the final 48 hours of the 2019 Legislative Session, both of our tracked solar bills (the Energy Freedom Act and Solar on Superfund) passed and now await Governor McMaster's signature. And they passed unanimously! This and more in the final Legislative Update of 2019. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 17 - May 5th, 2019

Heading in to the last week of the 2019 session, the Energy Freedom Act gets a surprise second reading, the Solar on Superfund bill hits the house floor, and dueling offshore drilling resolutions advance. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 16 - April 28th, 2019

There are only two weeks — just six working days — left in the 2019 state legislative session. Read the latest on the Energy Freedom Act (a.k.a. the Solar Bill), which needs a vote this week, plus three key items on the agenda this week. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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