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Energy

Jan 14, 2022

Spartanburg company acquires 4 communication providers

Following five acquisitions last year and six the year before, one Spartanburg communications company is on the move. Now, the company has an additional presence in Texas, Georgia …

Jan 13, 2022

Researchers make gains on batteries made from potassium

An Upstate physicist has made covered new ground in forwarding potassium-ion battery technology able to serve as a backup resource for the nation's power grid. Potassium is not only much more prevalent and cheaper than lithium, it also

Jan 7, 2022

Rural county serves as model for national broadband expansion

About 4,500 homes and businesses in one Upstate county didn’t have access to internet service last year. Charter Communications will use that community as ground zero for the launch of its

Dec 14, 2021

Flurry of fleet EV investment hits Southeast

Auto companies unable to adjust to the coming tide of change — electrification, autonomy and connectivity — will likely not survive the next decade. That was the message Qad's electric vehicle account manager picked up from

Dec 14, 2021

Proterra slated to open SC battery factory in 2022

Another South Carolina electric bus manufacturer is taking the plunge with a $76 million investment toward a battery factory in the Upstate. The company expects to begin production in …

Nov 29, 2021

Duke Energy offers scholarships for next generation nuclear engineers

In an effort to diversify the talent pipeline for nuclear engineers, Duke Energy will offer 15 students scholarship money at a historically Black university in South Carolina.

Nov 24, 2021

State agencies, employees protest federal vaccine mandates

Since publication, a circuit appeals court blocked OSHA vaccine requirements for employers over 100 people. The Biden Administration filed a request for a federal appeals court to lift the block Tuesday.

Nov 15, 2021

Harvest Hope, Mill Village Farms among beneficiaries of Duke effort

Each week in November, Duke Energy is highlighting critical community partners that address food insecurities and inequities across South Carolina.

Nov 2, 2021

Conference returns to Greenville Convention Center

Since 2015, the South Carolina Manufacturing Conference and Expo has linked state players and piqued discussion on industry's hot topics. This year, the event will return to its brick-and-mortar presence Nov. 10-12.

Oct 26, 2021

Demand for workers pushes wages higher

Maybe the politicians can’t agree on what to do about increasing the federal minimum wage, but the market is making its own decisions. And the decision seems to be that wages must go up.

Oct 15, 2021

McMaster protests proposed EV tax credits

Earlier this week, Gov. Henry McMaster called proposed tax credits for electric vehicles made by unionized manufacturers discriminatory in a letter to U.S. House and Senate leadership.

Oct 13, 2021

GE invests $5M in Next Generation of Greenville engineers

The company selected Greenville as one of four locations to establish a program designed to increase the diversity of young people in engineering. GE is working with Clemson University on programs for kids aged 13 to 18.