Duke gives proposed substation property to enviro group

The Campobello land that Duke Energy once proposed building a substation is now permanently protected.

After Pinnacle Mountain fire, officials monitor county water supply

Greenville Water System has closed its Table Rock Reservoir for water quality testing.

Northwest Middle School receives grant for recycling, bird conservation efforts

Greenville County’s Northwest Middle School has been awarded $2,000 for environmental projects.

TreesGreenville, Duke Energy partner to give away 750 “Energy Saving Trees”

Trees Greenville has been awarded a $36,144 grant from Duke Energy to provide 750 free trees to Greenville neighborhoods through the Energy Saving Tree program, which is an Arbor Day Foundation program that helps residents conserve energy and reduce energy bills through strategic tree planting.

Former Furman president donates $500K to create more sustainability fellowships

Former Furman University President David E. Shi and his wife, Angela Halfacre Shi, have donated $500,000 to the university to create an endowed fund that will support student fellowships through the Shi Center for Sustainability.

Clemson opens world’s first solar-powered mobile health clinic

Clemson University’s Joseph F. Sullivan Center has opened the world’s first solar-powered, mobile health clinic for underserved Upstate communities and students.

How a microscopic material thinner than human hair could power a bus

Clemson University physicists Ramakrishna Podila and Apparao Rao and students Jingyi Zhu and Anthony Childress have discovered that the nanomaterial boosts five-fold the energy capacity of a supercapacitor without sacrificing strength or durability.

Furman University named top green college by Princeton Review

Furman University is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S., according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company has listed the university among the “Top 50 Green Colleges” in its free downloadable book, “Guide to 361 Green Colleges.”

Cost-saving confessions of an electric car owner

If you haven’t thought about an electric car before, give it a thought. If you have been interested, but were concerned about the cost, there are a number of used Volts, Leafs, and other plug-in hybrids available at very low prices.

Greenville County launching community garden program

Greenville County has announced the launch of its first community garden program, which aims to create a fresh crop of green thumbs.

This rare instrument at Clemson could put a dent in US nuclear spending

Clemson has purchased a rare scientific instrument that researchers will use the to create a more sustainable material to contain deadly nuclear waste. That material could save millions of taxpayer dollars.

Gas prices increasing thanks to pipeline leak

Upstate drivers may want to fill up their gasoline tanks sooner rather than later.

State’s first community solar farm goes live

Customers can participate in solar energy without installing panels on their rooftop, offering a renewable energy option to homeowners who cannot or choose not to install panels on their own homes

Glen Raven to build $2M solar farm at Upstate manufacturing center

Glen Raven Inc. plans to build a $2 million solar farm at its Sunbrella manufacturing center in Anderson, South Carolina. The 1000-kW project will become the largest solar energy installation in South Carolina owned by a privately held company.

Clemson University awarded $595K USDA grant for farmer program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $595,133 to Clemson University for its South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program.