Energy

Affordable energy is essential for every household and business across our state. Unfortunately, South Carolinians pay the highest electricity bills in the country, and some of the highest rates. Each month rate-payers foot the bill for years of a stagnant, state-controlled energy status quo. It’s time to open up South Carolina’s energy markets to the power of competition.

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Blog
October 20, 2022

ESG…OMG!

Oran P. Smith, Ph.D

News
August 3, 2022

Palmetto Promise Institute and Conservative Energy Network Release “Spectrum of Reform” Electricity Price Study

Palmetto Promise Team

A new study released today by Palmetto Promise Institute (PPI) and The Conservative Energy Network (CEN) titled “Assessing the Spectrum of Reform: How Collaboration & Competition in South Carolina Could Help Lower Some of America’s Highest Electricity Bills” examines how electricity competition could save Palmetto State residents money.

Blog
September 14, 2021

Santee Cooper Mythology: Newest Numbers Retell the Tale

Oran P. Smith, Ph.D

No doubt one of the most tragic figures in Greek mythology was the Trojan princess Cassandra (known as Alexandra to the Romans). Then who can forget Sisyphus? Believe it or not, Sisyphus and Cassandra are each representative of the tale of Santee Cooper and one of the utility’s critics.

Blog
April 12, 2021

VIDEO: SC Must Drive a Hard Bargain for Santee Cooper

Palmetto Promise Team

We have willing buyers and the state needs cash due to the ongoing fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s drive a hard bargain for SC taxpayers and turn Santee Cooper over to private enterprise.

Blog
February 4, 2021

Setting the Record Straight on Santee Cooper

Oran P. Smith, Ph.D

Santee Cooper recently published a long memo purporting to rebut Palmetto Promise Institute research. Their response pointed out distinctions, but not actual factual differences. Our full response may be found here.