Remove the Blinders at EPA

Energy
November 20, 2020

One of the pillars of the Palmetto Promise Institute Freedom Agenda is Energy. We know that for free enterprise to flourish and jobs to be created, business and industry must have access to the most affordable energy available. This is particularly important in South Carolina, where utility bills are the highest in the country. Our

Santee Cooper Resource Center

Energy
November 2, 2020

July 31, 2017. That was the infamous day that investor-owned SCANA and state-owned Santee Cooper announced that they would abandon Units 2 and 3 of the VC Summer nuclear project in Fairfield County. SCANA had investors to bear the enormous debt left behind. Santee Cooper had only ratepayers to turn to. Since then, Palmetto Promise has

New Report: Santee Cooper Financial Analysis from PPI Economist

Energy
September 24, 2020

Download this report MEMORANDUM TO: State Leaders FROM: Kathleen Grace, PhD, Clemson Economics Associates DATE : September 24, 2020 SUBJECT: Independent Financial Analysis of Santee Cooper By way of introduction, I am Kathleen Grace, PhD. I earned my B.A. in Economics and Finance from Wofford College in 2006 and my PhD in Quantitative Economics from Clemson University

RELEASE: New Report Finds Santee Cooper at Mercy of Credit Market

Energy
September 24, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  September 24, 2020 Media Contact: Lawson Mansell Policy Content Manager (843) 694-1540 ​​lawson@palmettopromise.org New Analysis: Santee Cooper at Mercy of Credit Market Columbia, SC. (September 24, 2020) – A scholar with Palmetto Promise Institute (PPI), the most prolific publisher of independent analysis on Santee Cooper, today released a new report on the state agency. The study, written as a Memorandum to state leaders by Dr. Katie Grace of Clemson Economics

California Lawmakers Propose Government Takeover Of Private Utility, While South Carolina Officials Look To Sell A Palmetto State-Owned Power Co.

Energy
February 27, 2020

Palmetto Promise’s Oran Smith and board chair Phil Hughes are quoted in this Forbes pieces comparing California and South Carolina’s approach to their utilities. To learn more about the research referenced in this article, click here.  By Patrick Gleason, Forbes Contributor  California lawmakers and state officials recently went through a very high profile failure in