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S.C. Energy Office

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South Carolina Energy Office. “Renewable Energy: Biomass.”  Web 2014. 9 Nov 2014.

< http://www.energy.sc.gov/renewable?pc=1203&gt;

This article presented by the South Carolina Energy Office discusses the current uses of biomass as an energy producer nationwide as well as discussing the Energy Offices efforts to bring biomass energy production to South Carolina. In 2012 biomass provided 5% of the nation’s energy production which had 45% of that energy coming from wood and wood-derived biomass while another 44% was from biofuels. The final 11% was from municipal wast. This shows that other parts of the nation have been using biomass and it does not only have to come from local forests but waste and biofuels as well.

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University Of North Carolina | The Green Energy Blog

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Kaufmann, K. Translating renewables and energy efficiency into dollars and good sense. The Green Blog, 22 March 2013. Web 9 Nov 2014.

< http://greenenergy.blogs.mydesert.com/tag/university-of-north-carolina/>;

The above blog tries to makes sense of renewable energy and its efficiency by explaining it in terms that everyone understands, money. It shows the difference of rising gas and oil prices compared to dropping prices of solar and wind power. It puts this idea in the sense of showing how much the government, state, and consumer would have to pay depending on the source the energy is coming from.

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Jacboson, Mark Z, Delucchi, Mark A. Energy Policy. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University. 30 Dec 2010. Web 10 Nov 2014.

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The above scholarly article provides a look at the technology required to make the green energy innovations technology that is available today. It takes a look at the technology required to create wind turbines, solar panels, geothermal generators, as well as wave and tidal energy harvesters. The article uses images and infographics to explain the current green energy being produced worldwide and show where wind, wave, geothermal, and solar power can be harvested with the greatest yield. The article tries to explain how all energy produced around the world can be turned in to green environmentally friendly energy.

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What is Biomass?

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“What is Biomass” Fair Energy Ltd video channel, 2012. Film 10 Nov 2014 < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ-cIVJuDks&__scoop_post=176bb320-6928-11e4-ab93-90b11c3d2b20&__scoop_topic=3707502#__scoop_post=176bb320-6928-11e4-ab93-90b11c3d2b20&__scoop_topic=3707502>;

The video above explains what biomass is and how it can be used on a residential level to heat hot water and homes. Biomass is an carbon neutral green energy meaning it does not release carbon in to the air when burned and producing energy. This video is important in understanding what biomass is considering South Carolina is one of the leading producers of timber in the nation and all timber can be used to create energy. If the state were to start using some of its abundant timber to create energy through biomass it would have no problem in creating electricity for its citizens.

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Offshore wind energy taking the next steps in South Carolina

Offshore wind energy taking the next steps in South Carolina | Green Energy in South Carolina | Scoop.it
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Jones, Steve. “Offshore wind energy taking the next steps in South Carolina.” SC now Newspaper. 30 Oct 2014. Web 8 Nov 2014.

http://www.scnow.com/news/state/article_ba2db970-6043-11e4-b9f2-001a4bcf6878.html#.VFer0l6ld4E.twitter

The above online newspaper article tells of the efforts of Costal Carolina University and North Myrtle beach to become the capital of offshore wind power in South Carolina. Coastal Carolina will use funds from the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the state to begin mapping areas for the best spots to place offshore wind turbines. This is an important step by the State of South Carolina to begin attracting private energy companies to produce green energy in and off the shores of the state.

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory for the US Department of Energy. Biomass Resources South Carolina. 2007. Image 9 Nov 2014.

<http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/states/images/maps/map_large_biomass_SC.jpg>;

The above image shows the currently available biomass resources in thousand tons per year by county throughout the state of South Carolina. The state has fifteen counties with one hundred and fifty to above five hundred thousand tons of biomass currently available to be harvested. This amount of biomass could jump the states production of renewable energy by unheard of numbers when it is harvested or used. This helps show the already available forms of green energy available in the state that is not being used or harvested.

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Accenture-Sustainable-Energy-for-All-Podcast-Transcript.pdf

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N.A dir. Abood, David; Cooper, Adam. Sustainable Energy for All Accenture 2012. Web 10 Nov 2014

<http://www.accenture.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/PDF/Accenture-Sustainable-Energy-for-All-Podcast-Transcript.pdf>;

The above podcast transcript tells the text of an interview of two managers from the North American company Accenture Sustainability Services. The discussion focuses on companies mission of sustainable energy for all which plans on bringing power to the 1.3 billion people worldwide that do not have it while also focusing on making the energy sustainable and renewable. The interview also focuses upon the United Nations push for the same thing by bringing companies and nations together to provide sustainable and renewable energy for all of its citizens.

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viewcontent.cgi?article=1028&context=purduepress_ebooks

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Coyle, Eugene D. and Simmons, Richard A., Understanding the Global Energy Crisis (2014). Purdue University Press. (Knowledge Unlatched Open Access Edition.)

< http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1028&context=purduepress_ebooks>;

The above e-book provides an in-depth look at the energy crisis being faced by the entire globe and how our current dependence on fossil fuels must change before too much environmental damage is done to our current environment. The book explains the crises faced by different nations including the United States, China, Brazil, and Russia. An in depth look at energy policies from these nations is examined and some plausible solutions are presented. Also a look in to wind, solar, geothermal, and wave as well as tidal energy is looked at. This greatly researched book provides an amazing look at different energy production areas as well as the every developing crisis currently faced around the world.

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Panel: Renewable Energy Technology in South Carolina

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Renewable Energy Technology in South Carolina. Johanna Wellington, John Clark, Paul Gayes, Tom French, Bruce Wood, 2009. Film 9 Nov 2014.<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB0colPFNSE&gt;

This video above is presented by the University of Clemson and is panel of various professors and experts in the field renewable energy. The experts and professors answer questions that have been asked by audience members and others from the state of South Carolina about the viability of green energy in the state. Questions about wind, biomass, solar, geothermal, and offshore wind power are answered and explained upon. It shows the diversity of green energies available in the State.

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Wind turbine drivetrain test facilities dedicated in Charleston, South Carolina

Wind turbine drivetrain test facilities dedicated in Charleston, South Carolina | Green Energy in South Carolina | Scoop.it

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Dvorak, Paul. “Wind turbine drivetrain test facilities dedicated in Charleston, South Carolina.” Wind power Engineering and Development, 22 Nov 2013. Web 9 Nov 2014

< http://www.windpowerengineering.com/design/test-measurement/wind-turbine-drivetrain-test-facilities-dedicated-charleston-south-carolina/>;

The article above explains the new highly advanced wind turbine drivetrain testing facility that has been opened in North Charleston by the Clemson University Restoration Institute campus. This facility is the most advanced wind turbine testing facility in the world being able to simulate real world turbine turning and electricity production. The facility named the SCE&G Energy Innovation Facility shows the steps South Carolina is finally taking towards renewable energy.

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