Energy

The Upstate Update: October 2021 - October 24th, 2021

In this month's Upstate Update, celebrate this summer's conservation successes, read why we oppose the natural gas pipeline proposed for Northern Greenville County, RSVP for webinars with UF staff, and more. read more

We oppose PNG's proposed natural gas pipeline in Northern Greenville County - October 22nd, 2021

The pipeline would have negative impacts on water quality, property rights, and endangered species — and we haven't received any figures or studies to verify the need for the pipeline at all. read more

Greenville News Op-Ed: Piedmont Natural Gas is 'hiding the ball' on proposed new pipeline - October 3rd, 2021

Upstate Forever opposes the natural gas pipeline proposed again by Piedmont Natural Gas that would run from Taylors to Travelers Rest in Northern Greenville County. Read the opinion-editorial we submitted to The Greenville News alongside our partners Frank Holleman of the Southern Environmental Law Center and Julie Turner of Friends of Northern Greenville County. read more

The Upstate Update: June 2021 - June 20th, 2021

In this month's Upstate Update, we share a list of the Upstate's farmers markets where you can buy fresh and local produce this summer, an important update on a Greenville County land development regulation, welcome new faces to the UF team, and more. read more

The Upstate Update: May 2021 - May 25th, 2021

In this month's Upstate Update, we introduce the 2021 ForeverGreen Award honorees, celebrate the iconic Grant Meadow in Pickens County, and more. read more

Sustaining Way receives the 2021 Environmental Equity & Justice Award - May 22nd, 2021

For their work to cultivate a thriving, sustainable, and equitable environment in Greenville’s Nicholtown and surrounding communities, Sustaining Way is the recipient of the 2021 Environmental Equity and Justice Award. read more

Read the Spring/Summer 2021 special issue of the Upstate Advocate - May 17th, 2021

The Spring/Summer 2021 issue of the Upstate Advocate, our twice-yearly print publication, has arrived. This special edition celebrates the 2021 ForeverGreen Award honorees in place of this year's annual awards luncheon, in addition to sharing the latest news and more from Upstate Forever. Many thanks to our generous sponsors of this issue: Greenville Journal, Half-Moon Outfitters, Laurens County Water and Sewer Commission, Legacy Early College, Maddrey & Associates, Natural Investments, ReWa, and Spinx. read more

Legislative Updates 2021: April 26-30 - May 3rd, 2021

Sixteen weeks down and only 2 to go... Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins shares the latest on electric vehicle charging infrastructure, the Trails Tax Credit bill, DHEC breakup, and more as the end of the 2021 Legislative Session rapidly approaches. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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