PSC process abuses Kemper's customers

…The Kemper plant is now over three times its announced cost and eleven times the cost of the same size natural gas plant – with more cost increases coming. Kemper Kemper is Mississippi Power’s $5.8 billion experimental plant to produce electricity from lignite (low grade coal).  It is under construction, behind schedule, and way over […]

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Waist deep in the Big Muddy

And the big fool said to push on. Pete Seeger’s 1967 song was a metaphor for Lyndon Johnson and the Viet Nam War. It is now shorthand for a blind escalating commitment to a lost cause…Kemper’s Mississippi casualties are likely to include investments, jobs, the economy and the poor – if customers under Mississippi Power’s […]

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A Better Economic Development Policy

…an economic development policy that encourages private investments by knowledgeable businesses and individuals with skin in the game has a better chance of working than “next generation technology investments” picked by the governor and the Mississippi Development Authority. A better economic development policy I recently wrote about Mississippi’s efforts to create jobs by backing new […]

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