SCE&G to donate to renewable energy program

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's largest investor-owned utility says it will donate $1 for every Facebook "like" that the Palmetto Clean Energy organization gets through the end of the month.

South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. said in a news release Monday that it will contribute up to $2,500 to the nonprofit group that is a collaborative effort among Duke Energy Carolinas, Progress Energy Carolinas and SCE&G. The power companies' customers can donate to the organization as well.

Palmetto Clean Energy encourages the development of renewable energy resources and pays a premium to generators of that energy. The organization is currently buying electricity from about two dozen solar energy producers in South Carolina and has a contract to purchase electricity generated from biomass.

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