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

What Missing Middle Housing Means for Greenville - May 14th, 2019

We asked Armand Regnaert — an intern with the City of Greenville who completed a case study on missing middle housing in Greenville — what missing middle housing means for Greenville. read more

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

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

Phil Gaines: 'I have failed at retirement miserably' - April 18th, 2019

An interview with South Carolina’s long-serving State Parks Director and recipient of the Public Servant of the Year Award at the 2019 ForeverGreen Awards read more

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

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