December 16, 2016 – Columbia, S.C. – Weston Adams III, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Columbia office, has joined the board of the S.C. Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA). SCCEBA is a nonprofit coalition of clean energy business and industry leaders dedicated to advocating sound public policies to create a vibrant clean energy economy in South Carolina.
Mr. Adams co-chairs Nelson Mullins' Energy Industry Group and practices environmental, energy, and appellate law. He serves on the S.C. Chamber of Commerce Environmental Technical Committee and is former board member and chairman of the S.C. Conservation Bank Commission that, during his time on the commission, provided state funding for the permanent conservation of more than 250,000 acres of land in South Carolina.
“We are excited to have Weston join SCCEBA’s Board. Weston brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in environmental and energy law which will help guide SCCEBA as it develops policies and programs to help grow S.C.’s clean energy economy,” said Patty Pierce, Executive Director of SCCEBA.
“Bringing Weston onto the SCCEBA Board recognizes the invaluable contributions and support he has provided SCCEBA since he began serving as a Business Advisor to SCCEBA in September, 2015,” said Todd Delello, Chairman of the SCCEBA Board and Renewable Energy Manager of Gregory Electric. “We look forward to working with Weston as a member of the SCCEBA Board.”
“Weston was an early believer in a clean energy vision compatible with a sensible transition and collaboration with existing infrastructure. His insight and calm reasoning will be an excellent addition to our board. We are fortunate to have Weston join our team,” said Grant Reeves, Vice-Chairman of the SCCEBA Board and Senior Vice President of The InterTech Group.
Mr. Adams has acted as lead counsel on the development of a 51 MW biomass renewable energy facility. He has served as lead counsel on the development of solar energy facilities in Maryland, North Carolina, and Rhode Island. He has also acted as lead counsel for a U.S. facility obtaining Green-e approval to certify the client’s facility energy qualified as renewable under the Green-E Energy National Standard.
“Weston is a leader in the energy economic development community. The experience and expertise he brings to SCCEBA will help us navigate the challenges of local, state, and federal energy law,” said Patty Pierce, Executive Director of SCCEBA.
SCCEBA is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that is working to build a broad-based business alliance that fosters the development of a clean energy industry in S.C. SCCEBA is a cooperative enterprise for clean energy supply chain development in S.C. For more information, visit scceba.org.