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Featured Article filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Feb 14, 2018

SCANA-Dominion Energy Utility Merger a Risky Deal for S.C. Ratepayers

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/scana-dominion-energy-utility-merger-a-risky-deal-for-s-c-ratepayers/

Costing over $9 billion, the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant was a bruising failure. South Carolina electric customers need a fresh start. To get that, they ought to avoid a shotgun marriage between SCANA and shareholder-owned Dominion Energy. Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jan 2, 2018

Oconee County, South Carolina: Achieving Connectivity Goals Beyond AT&T Obstruction

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/oconee-county-south-carolina-achieving-connectivity-goals-beyond-att-obstruction/

Most residents and businesses in Oconee County, South Carolina, used dial-up connections when county officials applied for stimulus funding in 2010; there were still people in the county with no Internet access at all. A few had DSL connections, but even county facilities struggled with antiquated infrastructure. After an AT&T attack upended their plan to offer… Continue reading

Article filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Sep 1, 2015

Democratic Energy Media Roundup – week of August 31, 2015

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/democratic-energy-media-roundup-week-of-august-31-2015/

This week in Democratic Energy: Solar advocates win big victories in Nevada and Colorado and keep net metering policies intact. Michigan solar energy fight garners unusual advocates for distributed generation. Clean Power Plan drawing criticism from utility-funded reports. Exellon-Pepco merger thwarted by grassroots efforts.   Featured Stories: 5 Reasons Utilities Are Hating On Their Solar-Producing… Continue reading

Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Feb 1, 2013

SEATOA Conference Set for March 21st-22nd

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/seatoa-conference-set-for-march-21st-22nd/

This March 21-22, the SouthEast Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (SEATOA) will be hosting the “Networking Communities for the New South” conference. The conference will be held at the Omni Charlotte Hotel. We are excited to see Susan Crawford as the keynote speaker. From the conference page: She will provide a broadband policy reality… Continue reading

Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Oct 10, 2006

South Carolina Governor Fights Big-Box Subsidy for Cabela’s

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/south-carolina-governor-fights-bigbox-subsidy-cabelas/

Gov. Mark Sanford is pulling out all the stops in his bid to block a multi-million dollar subsidy for the huge outdoor retail chain Cabela’s. Continue reading