Solar Property Tax Clarification

The Solar Property Tax Clarification bill was introduced in 2021 by Rep. Nathan Ballentine (R-Richland) to avoid potential increases to property taxes for homes that add solar panels. This bill ensured that solar panels are exempt from the calculation of…

E-Waste Sunset Extension

H.4035 extends the sunset of electronic waste regulations for two Years, giving stakeholders the time to address challenges with the program.

Offshore Wind Industry

The Offshore Wind Industries Bill, H.4831, was introduced by Representative Jason Elliott (R-Greenville) in 2022. The bill directed the Department of Commerce to study how South Carolina can attract offshore wind supply chain manufacturers into the state – creating green…

E-Waste Recycling

After a robust stakeholder process, H.4775 was introduced in 2022. The bill reauthorizes the process for management and disposal of electronic waste including extending the ban on electronic waste from landfills in South Carolina.

Appropriations

In 2021, the General Assembly had an unprecedented amount of money to spend with a budget surplus in the billions. Initially, the House approved a pro-conservation budget with millions set aside for land conservation, PFAS remediation (toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in…

Green Space Sales Tax

The Green Space Sales Tax bill was introduced in 2021 by Senator Tom Davis (R-Beaufort). As initially written, coastal counties could approve added funding for green space creation and improvement in their counties via ballot referendum through a 1% increase…

Pyrolysis / Advanced Recycling

This bill was introduced in 2021 by Senator Gambrell (R-Anderson) in order to attract the Pyrolysis, or advanced recycling, industry into the state. The industry claims to convert plastic waste into fuel and other usable substances without harming the environment.

EV Charging Stations

S.304 allows third-party entities to establish charging stations and charge users for the energy they put into their EVs, helping to expand the EV infrastructure throughout the state; also included was a provision to establish a study committee to look…

Waste Tires

H.3222 improves waste tire disposal rules by addressing stockpiled tire waste, clarifying expectations for waste tire facilities, creating a transparent pathway for enforcement and correction of compliance issues, and educating users so that they can understand who is and is…

Santee Cooper Reform

H.3194 successfully reformed our largest state-owned electrical utility, Santee Cooper, creating better systems for oversight and management as well as mechanisms to advance clean energy. Despite servicing millions of South Carolina residents, Santee Cooper’s high-profile failures and struggles with debt…