COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 25, 2011) – Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting renewable energy generation, and SCE&G have teamed up to raise awareness about renewable energy in South Carolina. Through April 30, for every registered Facebook user who clicks on the “like” icon of the PaCE Facebook page, SCE&G will contribute $1 to PaCE, up to a total of $2,500.
“What better way to celebrate Earth Month than to help spread the word about a cleaner, more sustainable environment,” said Bob Long, chairman of the board for PaCE. “Together with SCE&G, we’re helping create awareness about renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, hydro and biomass and what the available options are in South Carolina. By ‘liking’ us on Facebook, users can help set the PaCE for South Carolina’s future and learn more about renewable energy generation in our state.”
In addition, SCE&G electric customers can voluntarily elect to contribute to the development of renewable energy in South Carolina by adding as little as $4 to their monthly electric bill. Options include registering online at www.palmettocleanenergy.org, or by phone at 1-800-251-7234. Customers may also make a one-time contribution for any amount made payable to Palmetto Clean Energy and mailed to PaCE, Mail Code PCE, 220 Operation Way, Cayce, S.C. 29033-3701. All contributions are tax-deductible.
Find PaCE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/palmettocleanenergy and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PaCE_SC.
Palmetto Clean Energy is a non-profit renewable energy program designed to encourage the development of renewable energy resources that improve the environment through reduced greenhouse-gas emissions. PaCE is a collaborative effort among Duke Energy Carolinas, Progress Energy Carolinas and South Carolina Electric & Gas Co., working with the South Carolina Energy Office and the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff, to provide more than 1.2 million South Carolina customers with an opportunity to support green energy initiatives through tax-deductible contributions. These contributions are collected by the utilities and distributed to PaCE in their entirety. For more information, visit www.palmettocleanenergy.org.