Energy

Legislative Updates 2020: September 15-24 - September 27th, 2020

After halting the regular 2020 Legislative Session in mid-March, the South Carolina General Assembly returned earlier this month for a special two-week session. Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins offers a recap of what was accomplished, what bills we supported passed, and which two bills we opposed that were halted. read more

By Shelley Robbins

The Upstate Update: September 2020 - September 20th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we share some huge solar energy news for SC, a petition you can sign to help protect Greenville County's rural communities, the latest on the City of Spartanburg's comprehensive plan updates, and more. read more

The Upstate Update: August 2020 - August 24th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, Executive Director Andrea Cooper shares how COVID-19 has brought the need for land protection to the forefront, Clean Water Advocate Megan Chase shares flooding and stormwater tools, and we share our GVL2040 (the City of Greenville's comprehensive plan) advocacy priorities. read more

Our commitment to racial justice - June 3rd, 2020

Upstate Forever envisions a future that is healthy, vibrant, and prosperous, that offers a high quality of life now and for future generations. That vision cannot become a reality for all who call the Upstate home while racial violence and systemic injustices exist in our communities and across the country. read more

Legislative Updates 2020: May 11-15 - May 17th, 2020

The House and Senate both met on Tuesday, May 12, and negotiations between the two bodies paid off. More in this week's Legislative Update from Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2020: April 20-24 - April 26th, 2020

We are still waiting to hear whether either Senate or the House will return to take up a Sine Die Resolution and a Continuing Resolution, or whether they will adjourn without those resolutions. More about what's at stake in this week's Legislative Update from UF's Director of Energy & State Policy. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 12 - April 5th, 2020

To avoid a budgetary crisis, both the House and the Senate will carefully convene this week. Plus, find registration links and information for the next two "Conversations with Conservationists" webinars. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Conversations with Conservationists - March 24th, 2020

The South Carolina Conservation Coalition — a group of more than 40 organizations from across SC, including Upstate Forever — is hosting a series of free, weekly webinars. You'll have the opportunity to hear from our partner organizations about offshore drilling, land protection, advocacy, the State Water Plan, and more. read more

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