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Southern Current invests $30M in Anderson County solar developments

The Charleston-based company is investing $30 million in the projects.

Crown Holdings installs 1,300-MW solar array at Spartanburg facility

Annual production is anticipated to be approximately 1,310 megawatt hours/year of energy.

Duke Energy solar rebate program issues $50M to SC customers

The rebate program — designed to help defray the upfront cost of solar installation —  was launched after the Distributed Energy Resource Program Act (Act 336) passed in 2014.

Duke Energy Progress proposes rate increase for SC customers

Under the proposal, typical residential customers using 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month would see their bills increase from the current $121.47 to $124.71.

Fluor Corp. announces three new contracts

Fluor Corp. affiliates will provide contractor services for a liquified natural gas project in Canada, technical support for Shell UK assets in the Southern North Sea, and construction services for BYK USA Inc.'s additives process unit in Texas.

Fluor Corp. wins contract for integration of Marathon refineries

Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value into backlog in the first quarter of this year, according to a news release.

Renewable energy: South Carolina’s solar industry is on the rise but...

South Carolina’s solar industry is on the rise but faces challenges in the years to come, analysts say.

New natural gas plant begins operations in Anderson

Construction of the $700 million plant started in March 2015.

Duke Energy customer information may have been compromised in data breach

More than 300,000 Duke Energy customers in North and South Carolina may have had their personal and banking information stolen. Duke Energy announced on Tuesday,...

Duke Energy Foundation donates $350K to Upstate conservation projects

The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded more than $350,000 in grants to 14 environmental nonprofits in South Carolina. "We are dedicated to protecting the natural...

Clemson student receives $20K for research to boost vehicle efficiency

Clemson student Brandt Ruszkiewicz uses Hitachi electron microscopes to examine how the strongest type of aluminum reacts to electricity.

Report: South Carolina ranks low in energy efficiency

October is National Energy Awareness Month, but a new report shows South Carolinians are some of the country’s worst when it comes to saving energy.

More VC Summer fallout: 250 losing jobs at pipe facility in...

The facility had supported the construction of a nuclear plant near the Midlands community of Jenkinsville.

Duke Energy may ask for SC rate hike to recoup costs...

State Rep. Bill Sandifer, a Republican from Seneca, was the first co-sponsor of the Base Load Review Act, which shifted the risk for nuclear power plant construction to ratepayers.

How one Upstate entrepreneur is turning discarded plastic into profit

Caleb Lewis lives by the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

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