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On The Money: What do you really get for a $7,000 Tesla home battery?

...assuming the cost of solar and batteries declines by 80 percent in the coming years and that it will be subsidized by clean-energy incentives, the system would still cost 2.5 times more than buying electricity from the grid, according to Wynne...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-23/money-what-do-you-really-g
SC senators say Heigel has the right experience to balance business, environmental interests

...said. "We appreciate that she understands the intersection between a healthy environment for our water, our air and clean energy."Senators' only question to Heigel involved her residency. Heigel said she will continue to live in Greenville...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-21/sc-senators-say-heigel-has-ri
Fort Gordon transitions to fuel-efficient vehicles

...products and technologies" by reducing costs, increasing air and water quality and spurring investments in local, clean energy jobs.In the past three fiscal years, Price said, Fort Gordon has reduced its fleet from 500 to 410 vehicles. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-03/fort-gordon-transitions-fuel-
PSC delays consideration of Vogtle overruns

...project's costs rise and schedules continue to slip," said Sara Barczak, a policy director for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.She noted that customers have already paid $1 billion in financing charges even though they've gotten no power...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-08/psc-delays-consideration-vogtle-ove
As fight over Keystone XL drags on, oil industry vastly expands its pipeline network

...fought Keystone by citing the risk of leaks and the climate-change consequences of fossil fuels. They hope to make cleaner energy options more appealing. Their success has inspired protest groups to challenge more projects.But those efforts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-15/fight-over-keystone-xl-dra
Conservationists, nuclear proponents comment at Vogtle hearing

...further increase competition with other uses," said Sara Barczak, the program director for the Sou thern Alliance for Clean Energy.Georgia's Environmen tal Protection Division held a public hearing Tuesday on Sou thern Nuclear Opera ting Co...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-03/conservationists-nuclear-pro
National lab director seeks next generation of nuclear workers

...Fifty-eight percent of its focus has to do with national security, 35 percent to environmental stewardship and 7 percent to clean energy.Michalske said the lab hired about 80 new employees last year and now has a workforce of 832.The lab also plays...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-10/national-lab-director-seeks-n
Solar gardens gaining ground across US

...said. "This is a tremendous opportunity for them to go to 100 percent solar if they want it."In Massachusetts, Clean Energy Collective expects to complete three community solar facilities in June that'll provide enough juice for 400-500...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-08/solar-gardens-gaining-ground-across
Program that backed Solyndra now showing successes

...and an annual payroll of $5 million. When it was established in 2009, as part of Obama's stimulus package, the clean energy loan guarantee program was billed as a two-fer: It would provide billions of dollars for environment-friendly energy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-29/program-backed-solyndra-no
Clean-energy plan flawed

Congress should reject EPA's carbon rules.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-11-25/clean-energy-plan-flawed