SCE&G Rate Increases for Nuclear Reactors & Hearings

SCE&G Rate Increases for New Nuclear Reactors

Public Service Commission Hearings on Rate Increases

MON Nov 26th, 2PM & TUES Nov 27th, 6PM

Public Service Commission of SC, 101 Executive Center Drive

Facebook Event for  Evening TUES Nov 27th Hearing: https://www.facebook.com/events/120497311442800/

SCE&G rates increase have taken effect to pay for construction of two new (and unnecessary) nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear unit in Jenkinsville, SC.

 

Under the Baseload Review Act passed by the SC Statehouse, SCE&G can pass along the cost of building these new nuclear reactors on to customers, and SCE&G is planning to continue ratcheting up rates over a long-term to pay for the multi-billion dollar project. Meanwhile, renewable energy sources like solar and off-shore wind and energy efficiency, the best ways to meet our energy needs in SC are being ignored!

 

 

TAKE ACTION: Attend a Hearing, Contact a SC Legislator

1. Attend a Hearing and speak out!  Register your 2 cents.  You have to sign up to give testimony, so arrive early if you want to speak early.

2. Contact your State Legislator and tell them to repeal the Base Load Review Act and cancel the new unnecessary nuclear reactors at V.C. Summer in favor of energy efficiency and renewable energy like solar and wind. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/ (Use “Find Your Legislator” box)

3. Educate yourself using these resources compiled by Carolina Peace!  Click “Read More”

 

Resources on SCE&G Rate Increases, New Nuclear Reactors  & Renewable Energy:

Sierra Club Fact Sheet and Talking Points on PSC Hearings http://myscsierra.org/chapter/images/stories/VC_Summer_Talking_Points_-_121002_1019.pdf

 

Sierra Club Press Release S.C. Sierra Club Calls for Cancellation of V.C.Summer Nuclear Units in Favor of Less Costly Alternatives”http://www.carolinapeace.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=19&Itemid=61

 

“Say No to Rate Increase,” Article in the Post & Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20121028/PC1002/121029273/1021/say-no-to-sceg-rate-hike

 

Solar Tax Credit in NC Create Job Boom, SC Fails to Pass Such Legislation: Article in the State, 10.28.12

http://www.thestate.com/2012/10/28/2497891/sun-farms-boom-across-south-carolina.html

 

Off-shore Wind Potential in SC, Blog Post from SACE (Southern Alliance for Clean Energy)

http://blog.cleanenergy.org/2011/06/23/the-growing-wind-industry-in-south-carolina/

 

Official Public Service Commission Hearings Docket

Confusing & jargon filled… not very inviting of public comment!  Their homepage is even worse.

http://dms.psc.sc.gov/dockets/dockets.cfc?Method=DocketDetail&DocketID=114137

 

Compiled by Carolina Peace Resource Center, www.carolinapeace.org

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