electrified models also continue to show extremely strong growth, with almost 20,000 sold in the first quarter sales achieved their best ever March, with sales in the month totalling 254,862, a 5.9% increase year-on-year. It was also a record first quarter with sales of the BMW Group’s three premium brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, increasing by 5.3%; a total of 587,237 vehicles have been delivered to customers around the world so far this year.
South Carolina Solar Business Alliance: Rep. Tommy Pope Signs on as Co-Sponsor of Renewable Energy Jobs and Economic Development Bill
House Speaker Pro Tempore, Rep. Thomas E. "Tommy" Pope has agreed to co-sponsor H.3079, the House version of the Renewable Energy Jobs and Economic Development Bill, which would help spur solar energy investments in South Carolina.
The Greenville Transit Authority (GTA) Board of Directors elected the following officers for 2017 at its January meeting: Addy Matney, Chair; David Mitchell, Vice-Chair; Matt Carter, Treasurer; and Gary Shepard, Secretary. Additionally, the City of Greenville appointed George Campbell and Inez Morris to the GTA board.
Matney is the senior executive consultant/vice president of community relations for TM Public Relations and works with non-profits and community groups to strengthen capacity through strategic planning, board development, and organizational assessment. Matney has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations, including The Children’s Museum of the Upstate and Piedmont Health Foundation.
Winyah Rivers Foundation and the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® program invite you to participate in their 2017 Photography Contest! Entries will be accepted February 11th through April 21st 2017. The contest is open to everyone and emphasis in judging will be given to photographs that show the splendor and charm of our local rivers and ecosystems. This contest gives us an opportunity to highlight the natural beauty of our Winyah Bay and its spectacular rivers while raising support for Winyah Rivers Foundation and its mission to protect clean water.
Solarize Greenville seeks to improve solar permitting, solar options education and provide bulk pricing on solar installations
Solarize Greenville will host a launch event on March 2nd, 2017 at the Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville, SC 29601. The event will start at 6:30 pm. Solarize Greenville is following the in the footsteps of other Solarize programs around the country. The goal for Solarize Greenville is smooth the permitting process, educate the community on how they can support solar in a variety of ways and to provide an option for community bulk purchasing of solar for their homes and businesses.
Upstate Forever, Savannah Riverkeeper working with Southern Environmental Law Center to force cleanup
The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), representing Upstate Forever and Savannah Riverkeeper, filed suit against the energy company Kinder Morgan for its illegal pollution of South Carolina waters. The pollution stems from a 2014 spill of at least 370,000 gallons of gasoline from its Plantation Pipeline in Belton, SC. The spill was one of the largest in the state’s history and continues discharging petroleum pollutants into a waterway that flows into Broadway Lake, Lake Secession, Lake Russell, and the Savannah River.