Quick Take – Gasoline Station Goes All-Electric

It is a first. A gasoline station has converted to being an electric vehicle charging station. 100%. The photo shows the station for its grand re-opening. RS Automotives in Takoma Park, Maryland, has been around since 1958. Since 1997 the…

NC Clean Energy Plan Released

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has delivered its Clean Energy Plan (CEP) to the Governor. ECC encourages citizens to give it a look because the plan affects everyone in the state. Reading the plan is part of a personal…

Some Cities Are Restricting Use of Natural Gas

Banning natural gas infrastructure for homes and some other buildings – for uses like stoves and heating – is happening in various cities, though not the Carolinas. San Jose, California (its city hall our feature photo above),…

Quick Take - Clemson and Florence Darlington Tech Recognized

Nice work Clemson and Florence Darlington Tech! Both were cited as good examples of tech training for the workforce. The National Science Board’s report, The Skilled Technical Workforce: Crafting America’s Science & Engineering…

Duke Energy to Re-license Nuclear Plants

Some nuclear plants in the Carolinas will apply for second license extensions as one part of an overall strategy to lower carbon emissions. Duke Energy’s new release: “'Our nuclear power plants have safely and reliably provided electricity…

Quick Take - A Snapshot of Residential Electric Use

We depend on electric power in our homes. A lot. Here are three illustrations that show us a few tidbits about our electric service these days. The chart below shows how much we use power for some kind of heating or cooling - from AC units…
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Santee Cooper Coal Plan Requires More Energy

Coal powered the past and now makes way for the future. Santee Cooper should get ahead of the trend. Mines are closing, mining companies going under, and coal generation plants have been closing in the Carolinas and throughout the country.…
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Energy and Ag Industries Team Up in NC

Teamwork won recognition in the North Carolina electric industry recently. For good reason. A project that combines agriculture, waste control, power generation and electric industry research has made a mark in the power industry. “Butler…
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Quick Take - It's National Drive Electric Week

“It’s National Drive Electric Week, and North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are demonstrating their continued commitment to promoting electric vehicles (EV), and their many benefits, with a $1 million investment in rural electric vehicle…