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Experts say wind energy could be vital to S.C. economy.
The Palmetto State could earn a reputation as the wind state — becoming the second-largest offshore wind resource on the East Coast, the Associated Press reported.
South Carolina has the second-largest offshore wind resource on the East Coast, experts said Thursday. A goal of generating 1,000 megawatts of offshore wind power by the end of the decade was outlined.
The Associated Press talked to a Lowcountry state senator, who said wind energy could become the cheapest alternative as natural gas prices rise:
State Sen. Paul Campbell of Goose Creek, who chaired a state committee that four years ago looked into developing the state's wind resources, said the north coast between Georgetown and the North Carolina state line has suitable winds. He said the state has a goal of generating 1,000 megawatts in the area by 2020.
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