Sen Tom Davis, Sponsor of the SC Energy Freedom Act, Wins CCE SC Award

October 17, 2019

(Columbia, SC) – Conservatives for Clean Energy South Carolina (CCS SC) hosted a meeting of clean energy leaders in downtown Columbia on Wednesday, October 16th and presented Beaufort State Senator Tom Davis with the 2019 Energy Freedom Award.

Additionally, CCE SC featured remarks from the Past Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee, Pat Wood.  Mr. Wood also previously served as the Past Chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

Lindsay Agostini, representing the CCE SC Advisory Board said, “It is not often Palmetto State conservatives get the credit when it comes to fighting for clean energy, but that is exactly why we believe it is important to recognize the outstanding work of Senator Tom Davis. Senator Davis’ leadership was instrumental in passing the Energy Freedom Act here in South Carolina.”

CCE SC Advisory Board member Lindsay Agostini presents Senator Tom Davis with the 2019 Energy Freedom Award.  

CCE SC Executive Director Giff Carpenter said, “Senator Davis has set a tremendous example for every conservative leader in South Carolina. In the wake of VC Summer’s debacle, no one has fought harder to increase energy competition and choice in this state than Tom Davis.   We are so proud to recognize his leadership.”

Carpenter added, “South Carolina has made substantial progress on renewables in recent years, but this is just the beginning.  Clean energy is more important than ever and demand for it is being driven by consumers.  The recent VC Summer nuclear shutdown cost our state over 5,000 jobs.  It also ignited a debate over the future of our state’s energy policies and allowed for more discussion about energy choices.”

CCE SC points out that in addition to record breaking success South Carolina has seen in the solar industry, we also have tremendous opportunities in clean energy technologies such as wind power generation, clean fuels from bio mass, storage and renewable energy alternatives.