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An Energizing Benchmark for Electric Vehicles

The U.S. will have its one-millionth electric vehicle (EV) purchased in this month.  The news of more EVs needs to be looked at in context of all vehicles out there, consumer choice and infrastructure. There were 272 million vehicles…

What is Energy Poverty?

Energy poverty is a phrase that is fairly new, getting traction let’s say in the last five years or so. It is being more finely defined as it gets debated. Energy Consumers of the Carolinas will take several looks at the topic in the next…

It is Public Power Week October 7 - 13

All electricity is local, ultimately. All comes back to the customer and the hook-up to a home, school, or business. This week, October 7 to 13, is a time when local electric organizations are recognized in Public Power Week. The Carolinas…
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A Balancing Act - Low Electric Rates Can Still Mean High Bills

Here’s an energy paradox: “Some states have low electricity prices but residents pay more to power their homes, and others have high prices and low consumer bills. But the occurrence of high prices paired with high bills is rare,”…
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Changing Times - Changing Temperatures

Hurricane Florence was and continues to be a reminder of the impact weather has on our lives. Reports of power outages and flooding keep coming and many people are still facing devastation. What impact does weather have on electricity rates…
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Why The South Carolina Public Utilities Review Committee Matters to Consumers

The Public Utilities Review Committee (PURC) in South Carolina has important duties, especially when there is so much energy industry change in the air. Information about this committee is here on the SC Legislative page. The page takes…

Autumn Season Starts Heating Season - Ready?

The Carolinas moved from summer to autumn last week, so clicking on the heating system at home or in business is coming up fast. Energy Consumers of the Carolinas found a few hints about making sure your heating system is ready.* Note that…
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South Carolina PSC - SCE&G Public Hearings: It's About the Approach

Public hearings about SCE&G rates related to the VC Summer will be held over the next few weeks. Energy Consumers of the Carolinas believes that real value can result from these hearings. Or, they can exacerbate problems. Depends on…

Electrical Safety After the Storm

(NOTE: October 10, 2018 - Two tropical storms or hurricanes in one month foe the Carolinas. Florence and Michael. Carolinians have to be ready for storms all the time during hurricane season.) Hurricane Florence leaves the Carolinas…
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Teen Thoughts on Power Outages after Hurricane Florence

We have all seen tons of stories about Hurricane and Tropical Storm Florence. I wondered how this was impacting our younger generation of teenagers. Although my area in Charleston had no impact other than vacant stores and closed schools,…