South Carolina Energy regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Carolina Energy: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Wind Energy Production Farm Feasibility Study: Act 218 of 2008

Regulatory Agency
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South Carolina Energy Office

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. To date, the federal government's involvement in renewable energy programs has been limited to voluntary programs and providing financial incentives for renewable energy generation. South Carolina has followed the lead of the federal government and has not implemented any legislative or regulatory programs for renewable energy.

Act 218 of 2008 required a Wind Energy Production Farm Feasibility Study Committee to study and make recommendations regarding the wind energy production farms, including offshore production, in South Carolina. In addition, a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy established the Regulatory Task Force for Coastal Clean Energy to identify and overcome barriers for coastal clean energy development for wind, wave, and tidal energy projects in South Carolina.

Administration and enforcement. The South Carolina Energy Office promotes the use of renewable energy throughout the state.

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