State Sen. Tom Davis’s leadership on conservation and environmental issues is no secret in South Carolina, nor is his advocacy for competitive clean energy policy. But the senator deserves special recognition for his heroic efforts to ensure passage of the South Carolina Energy Freedom Act by the state Senate, and thereby the General Assembly, in the waning days of this year’s legislative session.
Without his voice of reason and perseverance, South Carolinians would still be lacking a much-needed, comprehensive energy reform policy. But because of Senator Davis’s forethought and passionate leadership, and thanks to the senators who voted unanimously to adopt the bill, South Carolina’s energy future is brighter today than it has ever been.
The Energy Freedom Act will benefit both birds and people by increasing economic investment in our state, creating good-paying solar jobs, providing consumers greater control over and choice in their energy use, and helping protect our precious natural resources.
As executive director of Audubon South Carolina, please join me and our 20,000 members statewide in thanking Senator Davis for helping usher in a new era of energy reform in South Carolina.