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Advisory: Citizens to Join Hands on Folly Beach to Oppose Offshore Drilling & Exploration

Hands Across the Sand participants to gather to say “no” to offshore drilling & seismic blasting   Contact: Chris Carnevale, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy , (843) 973-2637 Alice Morrisey, Don’t Drill Lowcountry, (843) 442-5778 Samantha Siegel, Oceana, (843) 367-3664   When: Saturday, May 21; Press conference: 11:45 am; Joining of hands & photo opportunity: 12:00 pm – 12:05 pm Where: [ MORE » ]


Contacts: Anna Lee, Working Films, (910)-342-9000 Samantha Siegel, Oceana, 843-367-3664, Chris Carnevale, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, 843-973-2637, STATEWIDE FILM EVENTS URGE CONTINUED OPPOSITION TO OFFSHORE DRILLING AND SEISMIC TESTING [April 8, 2016] — South Carolina. Beginning April 13th, Working Films and a cohort of South Carolina-based environmental organizations will launch Shore Stories, a film series celebrating the exclusion of the [ MORE » ]


Coastal voices have spoken louder than Big Oil’s influence Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, 865-235-1448,   Charleston, S.C. – Today the Obama administration released details of the proposed federal offshore drilling program covering the years 2017 to 2022. An earlier draft of this program initially included leases for offshore oil and gas development off the coast of Virginia, North Carolina, [ MORE » ]

SACE, Conservation Voters of SC, SC Sierra Club Comments on BOEM South Carolina Offshore Wind Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment

We submit these comments on behalf of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, our members, and 80 additional South Carolina residents; as well as our partner groups Conservation Voters of South Carolina and South Carolina Sierra Club.

Congress Votes to Extend Renewable Energy Tax Credits

Critical extensions will bolster solar and wind development in the region and create thousands of local jobs Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, SACE, 865.235.1448   Washington D.C. (December 18, 2015) In an historic vote, Congress has officially extended renewable energy tax credits essential for wind energy and solar power development. Included in the lengthy omnibus spending package, the tax credits for both wind and solar were [ MORE » ]

SC Businesses Call on Governor Haley to Oppose Offshore Drilling

Contact: Alice Morrisey, Don’t Drill SC – Lowcountry; 843-442-5778;   COLUMBIA, SC – Today a group of business owners and business associations delivered a letter from a growing list of more than 400 businesses throughout South Carolina opposing drilling for oil and gas off South Carolina’s coast. The business leaders called on Governor Haley to withdraw South Carolina from the federal government’s plans [ MORE » ]

SC Businesses Call on Gov. Haley to Oppose Offshore Drilling

State House Press Conference Will Raise Business Voice Against Offshore Drilling Contact: Alice Morrisey, Don’t Drill SC–Lowcountry; 843-442-5778;   Columbia, S.C. (December 9, 2015) – Business owners and businesses associations will host a press conference on Wednesday December 16 to issue a joint statement from hundreds of businesses throughout South Carolina, opposing offshore drilling off of South Carolina’s coast and calling on Governor [ MORE » ]

Ending the Fossil Fuel Era: Lecture by Dr. Pamela Martin

At a time when South Carolina, our region, and the US turn its attention to ways to secure our future and our energy supply, Pamela Martin, Professor of Politics and International Relations at Coastal Carolina University discusses her new edited volume on Ending the Fossil Fuel Era. Rather than discussing plans to limit carbon, this book takes a look at whether we can keep that carbon in the ground.

SACE responds to EPA’s Effluent Limitation Guidelines

EPA’s new guidelines will require dry handling for fly and bottom coal ash Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, SACE, 865.235.1448,   Knoxville, Tenn. – Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the long-awaited Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Guidelines designed to limit toxic, liquid discharges from power plants into rivers and waterways across the U.S. Coal-burning power plants are the largest source of toxic water [ MORE » ]

Southern Wind: The Next Frontier for the Wind Industry

SimonMahanAWEAposter The South has historically been a marginal market for the wind industry; however, with newer turbine technology, wind farm proposals have developed in every state within the region. Taller towers with longer blades are now capable of harnessing the region’s wind energy resources. New research from the National Renewable Energy Lab shows the South now contains over 1,500 Gigawatts of onshore, inregion wind [ MORE » ]