How Upstate Forever is responding to COVID-19

Our Greenville and Spartanburg offices have closed while Upstate Forever staff work from home to help protect the health of each other, our families, and our communities. But while we are not together in the office, we remain together in our continued efforts to protect our region's critical lands, waters, and unique character.

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Legislative Updates

While the Legislature is in session from January through May of each year, we post a weekly Legislative Update. If you would like these updates delivered to your inbox, you can sign up for the mailing list. We also issue Action Alerts on critical, time sensitive issues and provide the tools you need to contact your elected officials.

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

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

In this month's Upstate Update, celebrate Earth Day by supporting Upstate Forever and receive a limited edition tee, peruse the latest issue of the Upstate Advocate, read the latest updates from the State House, and more. read more

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 15 - April 21st, 2019

With only a handful of legislative days remaining in this year's session and the Solar Bill awaiting a vote on the Senate floor any day now, your action is needed! Updates on the Solar Bill (aka Energy Freedom Act) and more in this week's Legislative Updates. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 14 - April 14th, 2019

We have nine days to get The Solar Bill past its final hurdle, plus other bills we are watching and more news in this week's Legislative Updates. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 13 - April 7th, 2019

The Energy Freedom Act may move to the Senate floor this week, updates on the utility oversight reform bill, and what to expect during these last five weeks of the South Carolina State Legislative Session. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 12 - March 31st, 2019

The Solar Bill has finally been voted out of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee, and other bills we are watching in the South Carolina State Legislature. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 11 - March 24th, 2019

Duke Energy Carolinas has agreed to continue accepting applications for the current residential solar net-metering program, The Solar Bill will get its fourth sub-committee hearing this week, and more news in this week's Legislative Updates from Energy and State Policy Director Shelley Robbins. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 10 - March 17th, 2019

Duke Energy hit net metering deadline last Friday with no action, while Upstate Senator Gambrell files a short-term residential fix. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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