MEC tells part of the MISO story. See “The untold Entergy story” for the rest of the story.
Recently Entergy Mississippi’s VP Public Relations said in a letter to the editor that I had “… conveniently missed one of the biggest stories in Mississippi electric utility history.”…well…Here’s the “rest of the story.”
There were thousands of college commencement speeches around the country this year for the Class of 2015. But there was one missing — one very truthful, funny and witty speech that graduates should’ve heard, but didn’t. Well, here it is, spoken by George Will, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist at the Washington Post.
Mississippi Power ‘s Kemper Project integrated gasification power plant is likely the most controversial energy project in state history.
“It’s noble to be good, and it’s nobler to teach others to be good and less trouble.” Mark Twain’s words might be rephrased as: “It’s better and easier to do good in someone else’s neighborhood.”
Here’s a damaging fact and an alarming heads up. The 5,888 jobs lost in Mississippi Power’s service area following the 18% rate increase are just the beginning. Bigger rate increases are coming if customers pay for Kemper’s
“The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects gas prices to rise to $4.88 in real terms by 2020, and $7.85 by 2040.” (Kemper’s $21 fuel gas from lignite not looking too good.)
State Sen. Will Longwitz, R-Madison — who represents an area of northeast Jackson with several of the houses — has called for the MDMH to terminate the federal grant and find another contractor to perform recovery services for addicts.
If the experience with the nation’s oldest integrated coal gasification power plant is any guide, Mississippi Power has a steep learning curve ahead as it tries to bring its troubled Kemper Project power plant into operation. By Steve Wilson / March 20, 2015 / www.mississippiwatchdog.org Photo Credit: The Southern Company If the experience with the […]
One of the major issues that will be addressed during the 2018 legislative session is the reauthorization of the Medicaid program in Mississippi.
Stockman provides exhaustive documentation for his argument, but the most persuasive evidence is the stock market itself: today the S&P 500 is twenty times more valuable than it was in 1980, while real wages have barely budged.
According to data from the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi, the annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) given to retirees, often in a year-ending lump sum known as the “13th check,” is threatening to hollow out the pension fund’s finances.
Mississippi’s Attorney General is suing companies and reaching settlements that funnel money to his favorite pet projects – such as the Financial Literacy Program. The Clarion Ledger ran an opinion piece outlining how those settlements violated the state constitution and were bad policy.
Its tomb was sealed over in 2012 when the Fifth Circuit upheld the District Court decision against the Mississippi Levee Board’s challenge to the EPA ruling. But a bony hand is emerging from the tomb.
Kemper has a long tail. Customers, PSC and MPUS must be patience and remain diligent.
It’s no secret that the Internet has become the world’s dominant communications network over the past two decades. It’s stunning rise to economic powerhouse has far surpassed the success of its precursor networks. In the process, a handful of mega tech companies have overwhelmed the regulatory structure intended to foster innovation, growth and a market […]
Urban Flash Floods Part I: Who Is at Fault? Flooding in urban settings is a complex and tricky issue for regulators, whether it is at the local, county or state level. Flash flooding can become especially contentious when failure to install retention ponds in one jurisdiction exacerbates flash flooding in a different jurisdiction downstream.
When government officials use tax dollars to pick winners and losers, too often it’s the taxpayers left holding the bag, such as with KiOR.
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