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Prepare Now for Earth Day, April 22

Rather than wait to write about Earth Day I am getting a blog out now. There is so much to do in the Carolinas. Here are a few activities, and more are easily found online. Asheville, NC, has been vocal about environmental issues. The city…

Women in Energy Leadership: Crystal Rookard

"Everything my mentors said was correct,” said Crystal Rookard, now at Lander University. I introduced Crystal in a recent blog about women leaders who have touched the Carolina energy industry. Crystal shows that there are new ways to apply…

Women in Energy Leadership: Felicia Howard

“Start with why,” is the advice that energy executive Felecia Howard said she would give her 20-year-old self. ECC will introduce several women who have been important in the Carolina energy industry. Felicia is one of them. This blog is…

Veteran's Day and Energy

World War 1 transformed the use of energy, in addition to transforming politics, cultures, and technology. Today is Veteran’s Day, which emerged with World War 1’s armistice that took effect at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918. It’s a day…

U of SC Gets Research Recognition

Nice work, University of South Carolina! The university was recognized “among the top 100 universities in the world based on the number of U.S. utility patents that faculty members received in 2019.” (Source) In this case the word “utility”…

Energy Consumer Weekend - July 17

Pandemic power is not about the tenacity of COVID but how utilities and consumers will interact because of the virus. Changes could be a while. A 1918 pandemic survivor was asked when people felt comfy going to the store and movies again. He…

Quick Take - What Is a Microgrid?

The electric grid has been called the greatest invention of the 20th Century. The big electric grid, that web of power generation, transmission and distribution. Micro-grids may be a big feature of the 21st Century. They are really just like…

Remembering Those Who Gave Everything

We mark Memorial Day and honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. The tradition started in various places following the Civil War. After World War I the day began to honor those who have died in all American wars.…
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Labor Day Salute to Carolina Energy Educators and Researchers

For this Labor Day we have looked at people who are part of the power industry and keep the electricity running in the Carolinas. There are people who are not part of an energy utility or manufacturer, but still work hard to help keep our…

Carolina Energy 2019: Behind the Scene Costs

A lot happens behind the scenes to get your electricity to you. All with costs. Here are some of those costs. This is part of our series ... What should Carolinians expect, ask for, or watch for in their energy world in 2019? Energy…