Running an electric utility in the 21st century should be a reasonable and stable business…It is high time for Mississippi Power and Southern Company to pull the plug on Kemper and move on.
As smart-phones and their sensors become ever more sophisticated so will the apps to exploit them. It is an opportunity rich environment for entrepreneurs to remix and reboot the American economy. By Ashby Foote | June 13, 2014 | RealClearMarkkets.com June 2014 marks five years since the Great Recession officially ended and, despite the frenetic and sometimes imaginative […]
On October 20th, Bigger Pie Forum board member Ashby Foote, III, and retired consultant Charles Grayson joined John Johnson of WTOK for an extended discussion of the issues surrounding the Kemper County power plant. On October 20th, Bigger Pie Forum board member Ashby Foote, III, and retired consultant Charles Grayson joined John Johnson of WTOK […]
WTOK gets the take of business consultants Charles Grayson and Ashby Foote on the Kemper County coal plant. WTOK gets the take of business consultants Charles Grayson and Ashby Foote on the Kemper County coal plant in this clip from October 20, 2013. Grayson says the plant was justified on faulty assumptions and thinks the […]
With the EPA set to propose new carbon emission rules and hold forth the Kemper clean coal plant as a representative of carbon capture and storage technology, Bloomberg reviews the Kemper saga of cost overruns and controversy. With the EPA set to propose new carbon emission rules and hold forth the Kemper clean coal plant […]
To Civil War buffs the irony is clear – on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Power (MP) is a company under heavy siege.
There is a better solution that the parable’s Billy Frank would agree with. The Kemper project includes an 800-megawatt combined cycle plant that burns syngas from coal or natural gas.
The Kemper County Coal Gasification plant has been a controversial project since 2009. The two big reasons are the enormous cost for ratepayers — $2.4 billion — and the fact that MP won’t guarantee the plant’s technology will even work.
Three years after it was first proposed, Mississippi Power’s (MP) Kemper County Coal Gasification Plant continues to produce more controversy than kilowatts.
The Shale Drilling Revolution Ashby Foote | March 28, 2016 Lost among the calamities in the Middle East, North Africa and Japan is some of the best news in decades for the energy sector. America, like Jed Clampett of old, finds itself sitting on a new found bonanza of natural gas and oil reserves. These […]