Podcast: Wind Energy Innovations in North Myrtle Beach, SC

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Alternative energy is a hot topic these days.  Every year, more and more companies and entrepreneurs are creating new and innovative technologies designed to produce clean energy, and more and more consumers are investing in these technologies.   Municipalities are now taking an active interest in providing clean energy to residents, including the city of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

In a brand new podcast by Green Plus, Community Coordinator Amanda Komar talks with Marc Jordan, the President and CEO of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, a Green Plus Certified organization, about its wind energy initiatives.  During their conversation, Jordan emphasized the importance of providing an alternative source of energy to give the city’s residents – and its many hotels – an opportunity to reduce their energy consumption and bills.

Check out a preview of the podcast below, or click here to listen now!


On attracting new types of businesses to form a wind technology industry…

Jordan: “Our goal is to be more diverse and we do think that we’ve got a great opportunity to attract some knowledge-based companies in here that are looking for quality of life, that are looking for an inexpensive place to do business.” 

On growing North Myrtle Beach’s economy around wind energy generation and technology…

Jordan: “The second [economic development initiative] is to diversify our economy and we build that around the green economy.  We can think of nothing better for us than to really separate us from our competition is by really going green from the economy point of view. 

On the importance of using energy technology and efficiency to protect the local environment…

Jordan: “We’ve got our ocean we’ve got our estuaries.  If we don’t do a good job of protecting those things, then it’s just gonna kill our economy.  It makes good sense, good business sense.”

On the future of wind energy in North Myrtle Beach…

Jordan: “One day our city could be energy self-sufficient.  That we could create enough of an impact from alternative wind that it would be part of the grid and go into the city’s energy.”

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