Food for Thought

I recently wrote about direct Santee Cooper clients and the potential that they might EACH pay on average $1,292 annually for 36 years (over $49,000 in total) in order to cover the Santee Cooper portion of the debt incurred from the failed…
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Thanks for Driving a Hybrid!

When I first purchased my hybrid Ford Fusion in 2013, I was starting a position with a one hour commute from Hilton Head, South Carolina to Savannah, Georgia. The drive was mostly on two lane roads, some not very safe. So, I was seeking…
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A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words

Has your joy reading this summer included the South Carolina debt report? No, I did not think so. It is probably not much more complicated than 5th grade math, and yet it is difficult for me to grasp. Want to have a look for yourself? Here…
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Power On - Rock On: A Peak Demand Analogy

When is electricity like a rock concert? Costs go up when there is a big demand for tickets (or electricity). Both industries respond to peak demand from customers by using more resources. Let’s say a musician plays a small club…
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I Took a Quiz and Cried

I recently took the “Can You Ace the Santee Cooper Quiz?”  Will you please take it too? I cried. No, I was not worried about my personal performance or grade. And although the sound was the same, I was not reminded of the time in…
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Two Sides to the Energy Conservation Coin

Conserving energy has a one-two punch, a two-step plan, or two sides to the same coin. Whatever analogy you prefer, it is important to learn that the spectrum of energy conservation includes energy efficiency as well as demand response.…
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Small Business Power: Big Energy Savings in Small Business

As a coach to entrepreneurs, I often see communications to entrepreneurs that span the gamut from general business and funding strategies, to how to save on their energy bills, etc. So, I wondered what it was like to be responsible for that…
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Small Business Power: On a Mission (Part 3) "Driving to Action"

Note:  We're adding a new feature to our site - a focus on energy and small business we're calling "Small Business Power."  We're kicking it off with this three-part series of blog posts, "On a Mission."  Read Part 1 here.  Read Part 2…
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Small Business Power: On a Mission (Part 2) "Energy Mindset"

Note:  We're adding a new feature to our site - a focus on energy and small business we're calling "Small Business Power."  We're kicking it off with this three-part series of blog posts, "On a Mission."  Watch for Part 3.  Read Part 1! What…
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Small Business Power: On a Mission (Part 1) "Small Business - Big Issues"

Note:  We're adding a new feature to our site - a focus on energy and small business we're calling "Small Business Power."  We're kicking it off with this three-part series of blog posts, "On a Mission."  Watch for parts 2 and 3! It…