New biomass facility coming to Allendale County

Southeast Renewable Energy announced plans Monday to build a 15-megawatt biomass energy plant in Allendale County. Biomass is the use of biological material, such as timber residues for energy source. The company has a 30-year agreement to sell the green power to Santee Cooper. The $50 million investment is expected to generate 20 new jobs over [...] [...] Read More

Gas prices may head “north” for the holidays

You may not be going over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house or maybe if you are, if you’re driving. Gas prices have leveled off after a slight jump seven days ago, according to AAA Carolinas spokesman Brendan Byrnes. “South Carolina’s average today is $2.68, and that is fairly level compared to [...] [...] Read More

What’s up? Gas prices

This time last year gas prices were on average 20 cents a gallon cheaper in South Carolina. A look at the gas pump and a check on the website shows that the average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $2.68. The [...] [...] Read More

Clemson researcher to study plutonium underground for DOE (AUDIO)

Environmental scientists at Clemson University have received a three-year $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study how plutonium interacts with soil. Clemson Professor of Environmental Engineering Dr. Brian Powell says the research could help the Department of Energy more accurately estimate the risk posed by long term nuclear waste disposal. Powell [...] [...] Read More

NRC wants Robinson nuclear plant to explain problems (AUDIO)

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is having public meeting at its Atlanta offices Monday, November 8, to discuss the safety significance of inspection findings at the Robinson Nuclear Plant near Hartsville. The plant is operated by Progress Energy. The NRC says this is a regulatory enforcement conference and will focus on the safety significance of a preliminary [...] [...] Read More