When the SCANA/Santee Cooper project to expand the V.C. Summer nuclear station whimpered to an end last summer, it left a $9 billion hole in the ground. But there’s a larger crater. That’s the huge gap in knowledge among Palmetto State citizens about Santee Cooper. To fill this knowledge gap, Palmetto Promise Institute developed “The
On Tuesday, March 20, Palmetto Promise Institute will present its analysis of the current state and future prospects for Santee Cooper, the state-owned utility known officially as The South Carolina Public Service Authority. Palmetto Promise scholars and a specially-empaneled team of research economists will present its report “Santee Cooper’s Uncertain Future: A Historical, Policy and
Most of the population of The Peach State has multiple choices for both natural gas and electricity. So why don't South Carolina residents also have multiple choices for power?
Will South Carolina leaders learn the lessons of the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle? Or will South Carolina taxpayers continue to foot the bill for "business as usual" in Columbia?
"It does not make either economic or political sense to continue with a regime that in the long term would benefit virtually no one.” That 22-year old prediction about Santee Cooper rings all too true as ratepayers pony up for the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle.
The abandoned nuclear project in Fairfield will cost $14 Billion.
How just two words - "significant nexus" - started a firestorm around water regulation and the jurisdiction of the EPA.
For the sake of the states’ budgets and competitive federalism, it’s time for Congress and the states to say “no more” to sea-monster-sized, bureaucratic mandates.
When it comes to the Left’s ideas on environmental regulations and renewable energy, the sky is the limit.
In the end, the negative consequences of the RPS far outweigh any positive effects. The standards are truly just a major expense with minimal returns.