SCCEBA POLICY PERSPECTIVE:
SC Energy Freedom Act
Last month, we shared our POLICY PERSPECTIVE on the SC Energy Freedom Act noting the hallmarks of good public policy that the compromise version of this bill contains: principals of transparency and open public discourse. The bill also contains provisions that acknowledge the increasing role of diverse voices and perspectives in the energy marketplace by affirmatively including them during Commission proceedings.
Just this week, long-time South Carolina solar advocate Bruce Wood with Sunstore Solar, a SCCEBA member and supporter since 2014, added his voice to the public conversation on this bill through an Opinion piece in the Greenville News. As Bruce said, “(g)iven the growing demand for clean energy, and the increasing role it is playing in South Carolina’s economy, the solar industry simply needs stable policies with limited government restriction in order to continue its growth.”
We simply couldn’t agree more that stable policies and limited government restriction are critical to the growth of our state’s clean energy economy. In a market-based environment, they are as fundamental to good public policy as are the principals of transparency and open public discourse we complimented last month.
As the SC Energy Freedom Act moves to the Senate floor for debate, SCCEBA will continue to share our support for this bill, and we encourage you to do the same.
JOIN US ON MAY 22!
SCCEBA Member Meeting
& Clean Energy Policy Forum
1320 Main Street - Columbia, SC - 29201
Speaking of good public policy and diverse voices in open public discourse, SCCEBA is hosting our FIRST-EVER mid-year policy forum. Representatives from these companies are ALREADY registered – add your name to the list today!
Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative
GEL Engineering LLC
The Intertech Group
Womble Bond Dickinson
– Hosted by –
– Lunch provided by –
10:00 - 11:30am - SCCEBA Member Meeting
Building on the success of SCCEBA Member Meeting held before last year's SC Clean Energy Summit, SCCEBA is again holding a members-only meeting. The agenda will include an update on SCCEBA's continuing efforts to better define & deliver member value. The meeting will also offer members the UNIQUE & UNPRECEDENTED opportunity to help shape the agenda for the 2019 SC Clean Energy Summit, which is being re-branded as the 2019 SC Clean Energy Conference powered by SCCEBA.
If you are already a SCCEBA member, plan to JOIN US for this meeting. If you are not yet a member, join today!
12:00 - 3:00pm - SC Clean Energy Policy Forum
Growing our state’s clean energy economy is the central focus of SCCEBA. Yet, market growth within a regulated environment is not dependent on capabilities and cost alone. Sound, market-based policy is needed. JOIN US for a review of the 2019 legislative session and discussion among South Carolina legislators and energy policy leaders about what comes next for SC clean energy policy.
4:00 – 6:00pm - Clean Energy Networking
JOIN US for informal, Dutch-treat networking to close out the day.
Columbia Marriott – Corner of Main & Hampton Streets
SCCEBA MEMBERS $25 • NON-MEMBERS $50
SCCEBA Executive Director, Bonnie Loomis,
Speaks with SCEDA
The SC Economic Developers Alliance (SCEDA) is our state’s collective economic development voice. SCEDA’s mission is to advocate economic development for benefit the citizens of South Carolina. SCCEBA’s mission is to grow the state’s clean energy economy. Earlier this year and for the FIRST TIME ever, SCCEBA joined SCEDA and is working to identify initiatives that would benefit the missions of both organizations and their members. Read more about SCCEBA’s engagement with SCEDA in this “voice of” letter from SCCEBA Executive Director Bonnie Loomis.
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CONGRATULATIONS to Lockhart Power!
Lockhart Power, a SCCEBA member and supporter since 2012, has been named 2018 Industry of the Year by the Union County Chamber! The award recognizes a company that had a powerful and positive impact on the community during the year. Lockhart Power’s 2018 impact, however, simply builds on a legacy of more than a century of service to its customers and to the community by contributing to its economic development, helping protect its environment, and supporting many of its civic and charitable organizations and its educational system.
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