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‘The New York Times’ Investigates An Ailing Clean Coal Project – NPR Interview

The Kemper Project is an electrical generating station currently under construction in Kemper County, Miss. The plant has been held up as a model of the Obama administration’s efforts to promote new, clean energy technologies…

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The Boundary Dam Power Station in Saskatchewan, owned by SaskPower, was the first commercial-scale carbon capture and storage project at a coal-fired plant. Credit SaskPower, via Reuters

Technology to Make Clean Energy From Coal Is Stumbling in Practice

Known as SaskPower’s Boundary Dam 3, the project has been plagued by multiple shutdowns, has fallen way short of its emissions targets, and faces an unresolved problem with its core technology. The costs, too, have soared, requiring tens of millions of dollars in new equipment and repairs.

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How Important is Kemper?

Former U.S. Speaker Newt Gingrich recently said Kemper “may be the most important single experiment in developing electricity in the world today.” But is it the best for its own customers? Mississippi News Now reports the optimism of leaders at a recent energy summit and their desire to utilize all the state’s natural resources. Governor […]

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Kemper Overtime, Overruns

Last week, Mississippi Power announced a delay and an updated $5 billion price tag for the Kemper County gasification plant in its report to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Kemper County coal plant isn’t getting any cheaper according to a piece by Sun Herald reporter Mary Perez. Last week, Mississippi Power announced a delay […]

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Kemper "On the Record"

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 […]

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