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 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
Off-shore Wind Potential in SC, Blog Post from SACE (Southern Alliance for Clean Energy)
Official Public Service Commission Hearings Docket
Confusing & jargon filled… not very inviting of public comment! Their homepage is even worse.
Compiled by Carolina Peace Resource Center, www.carolinapeace.org