Agenda suggestions for the Sept 13th steering committee meeting

Eugene: Candidate recruitment, ballot access ACLU lawsuit and ACLU/Kevin Gray lawsuit, and his plans, and results of presentation at state AFL-CIO convention.

Sue: Report on Charleston chapter, discussion and acceptance of Charleston chapter application.

David: Treasurer’s report, election deadlines info.

Scott: Discussion on progress (text to review, or perhaps a report on a mailing if we can get it together by then) on monthly mailings, update on website and Pay Pal progress report.

Gregg: Report on membership and fundraising, Duke rate hike intervention.

The Steering Committee as a whole will discuss replacing Leslie Minerd, who has resigned her position making the space available to someone else.

Rolf has indicated that he will be at the meeting, and plans to spend some time in the law library after the steering committee meeting. Marianne, and hopefully Joseph and Liz will be there as well. If you can come, please do so, and please bring friends.

There are proposals from a bunch of groups to hold anti-war demonstrations on October 17th, and the Green National Committee is considering endorsing the anti-war demonstrations. You can see the progress of the vote here. This “National Assembly” the Green National Committee is considering joining can be found at their website. The text of the proposal the Green National Committee is voting on is available here.

We should see if we can fit in time for reviewing a possible platform statement from Scott. The South Carolina Green Party is entitled to two representatives on the Green National Committee. In the meantime, the Green National Committee is considering a rule change that would allow the Green National Committee to limit posts to the Votes list to three a day. The Discussion list will apparently be left with as many messages a day as the writer chooses.


Steering Committee Meeting, September 13th, 12:00-2:00

The Steering Committee of the South Carolina Green Party will be meeting in Columbia on Sunday, September 13th, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. We will be meeting at the new Black Caucus Community Center, 2523 Read Street, Columbia, SC 29204.

All members, prospective members, and interested citizens are encouraged to attend. We will be discussing our plans to build the party and to recruit candidates for 2010.

The Community Center is near the corner of Read Street and Two Notch Road. From the State House, at the corner of Gervais and Assembly, go east on Gervais, past Bull Street and Harden Street, and then turn left on Millwood Avenue (following the signs for Highway 1). Go north 8/10 of a mile on Millwood (it turns into Two Notch Road as you pass Forest Drive), and then turn left onto Read Street. Go west on Read Street for a short while, past Harper Street, and 2523 will be on your right.

Duke postpones SC nuke

This story from Charlotte Business Journal explains that Duke is postponing plans to build a new nuclear power plant in Gaffney. This plant was first proposed back in the 70s or 80s, and shelved. Now it may be ready to be shelved again.

This follows close on the heals of Santee Cooper’s decision to scuttle plans for a new coal burner near Florence.

Both these developments make our case against Duke’s rate increase here in South Carolina all the stronger.

Please consider joining the Green Party as a member if you have not already done so by sending $25 dues to:

P.O. Box 5341
Columbia, SC 29250


Duke Energy’s public version of its “Integrated Resource Plan and 2009 REPS Compliance Plan” was filed on Sept. 1, along with a confidential version….

Friday, September 4, 2009

Duke Energy eyes delay for Lee nuclear project [AP1000]

Charlotte Business Journal – by John Downey Senior staff writer

Duke Energy Carolinas is likely to delay construction of its proposed Lee Nuclear Station for up to three years.

Duke’s latest long-term plan, filed this week with N.C. regulators, says the startup date for generating power at the Gaffney, S.C., plant could be put off to 2021.

The delay is particularly likely if Duke can’t find a construction partner for the $11 billion plant. The utility is moving its target date as concerns mount regarding the project’s cost. Also, demand for power appears to be growing more slowly than in recent years.

Duke’s updated plans also call for delays in building the utility’s proposed Buck Steam Station and Dan River combined-cycle gas plants. Continue reading