Kemper County Clean Coal Power Plant

Billions over budget. Two years after deadline. What’s gone wrong for the ‘clean coal’ project that’s supposed to save an industry?

“Clean coal was supposed to be one of those challenges America could meet with enough gumption and technical savvy. But with so many obstacles along the way, the power plant emerging in the southern Mississippi pine forest here is turning into a singular test of whether such a thing is even possible at all.” Maybe […]

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Kemper Project costs grow by another $45 million

Kemper Project costs grow by another $45 million

Mississippi Power’s Kemper Project integrated gasification plant may become a technological dead-end. By Steve Wilson  /   February 5, 2015  /  www.MississippiWatchdog.org Photo Credit and Caption: Southern Company – Mississippi Power’s Kemper Project is the state’s most expensive construction project, now up to 6.17 billion. Mississippi Power’s Kemper Project integrated gasification plant may become a technological dead-end. Costs […]

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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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Power plants and prudent public policy

A look at the cost of different types of new power plants from the Institute for Energy Research, based on U.S. Energy Information Administration data, reveals two factors for public officials to keep in mind when deciding what kind of plants to build. A look at the cost of different types of new power plants […]

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