South Carolina will save $1.6 million annually in energy costs, according to the director of the Energy Office, John Clark. Herring says the money will go a long way and be used for- “These are going for upgrades to heating and air conditioning equipment, lighting, installation, windows, heat pumps. A lot of different measures in city and county buildings that are going to help the local municipalities save money,” says Herring.
And, the way it seems, the more people, the more money.
“Those cities included Charleston and Columbia, the larger cities in South Carolina, and the counties: Greenville, Horry. There are ten of each that their population was rated the largest in the state, so they received direct funding from the Department of Energy based on the population in those areas,” says Herring.
The awards have already been made to the local governments. Each city and county receiving the money has started the process of making the improvements, then they will receive the funds.
(Herring’s comments, MP3 1:51)