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

Solar and Land Use: It's Complicated - March 22nd, 2019

Do solar farms really take up more space than centralized power plants? We will do the math and compare and also take a look at other benefits of distributed solar energy. 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

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 9 - March 10th, 2019

Thirty-one of the state's top companies have signed a letter of support for it, but the Solar Bill remains held up in the Senate by Duke Energy. Plus details on the next Plastic "Ban Ban" hearing, other energy bills we are watching and information about the Annual SC Conservation Coalition Lobby Day and Oyster Roast. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 8 - March 3rd, 2019

Updates on the South Carolina Energy Freedom Act (AKA The Solar Bill) and the Plastics "Ban Ban," plus upcoming events and opportunities for you to get involved. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Six things we'd like to see from the Greenville County Comp Plan - February 28th, 2019

With Greenville County's comp plan update process underway, it's a great time to talk about land use and how it impacts our lives. Here are six priorities we're advocating for in 2019. read more

By Lisa Hallo

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 7 - February 24th, 2019

The Solar Bill passes the house unanimously, and we are gearing up to fight the plastics "ban ban" assault on home rule. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Thank You to Our 2019 ForeverGreen Luncheon Sponsors - February 20th, 2019

Upstate Forever’s annual ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon was bigger and better than ever this year, thanks in large part to our generous sponsors. read more

By Aldon Knight

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