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The Promise at Technology’s Powerful Heart

So, Kemper, how smart is it to place a 30 year technology bet anyway- especially one that doesn’t work? “Moore’s Law is creative destruction on steroids… Moore’s Law has always induced de-massification: giant mainframe computers become smartwatches… Rigid command-and-control structures in every walk of life, from corporations to governments to education, become vulnerable to competition […]

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Christensen leaving Miss. Development Authority

Correlation is not causation. Fortunately the sun also rose during his and the governor’s term. Clay Chandler | The Clarion-Ledger |2:06 p.m. CDT April 8, 2015 Mississippi Development Authority executive director Brent Christensen will leave his post exactly three years after he took it. Christensen has been named the new president and CEO of the […]

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How to convince a climate skeptic he’s wrong

Just the facts, Ma’am. By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley | Guest Blogger | April 9, 2015 | http://wattsupwiththat.com/ “What Evidence,” asks Ronald Bailey’s headline (www.reason.com, April 3, 2015), “Would Convince You That Man-Made Climate Change Is Real?” The answer: a rational, scientific case rooted in established theory and data would convince me that manmade climate change […]

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Cost of Kemper Project lost in the numbers

When talking about costs for Mississippi’s controversial Kemper Project integrated-gasification power plant, it’s easy to get lost in the numbers — especially when the numbers get into the billions. By Steve Wilson | April 7, 2015 | www.MississippiWatchdog.org Photo Credit: Southern Company When talking about costs for Mississippi’s controversial Kemper Project integrated-gasification power plant, it’s easy […]

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The Tip of the Climate Spending Iceberg

Lockheed Martin, a recent Washington Post article notes, is getting into renewable energy, nuclear fusion, “sustainability” and even fish farming projects, to augment its reduced defense profits. Paul Driessen | Mar 28, 2015 | www.townhall.com Lockheed Martin, a recent Washington Post article notes, is getting into renewable energy, nuclear fusion, “sustainability” and even fish farming projects, to augment its reduced […]

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A World Remade by Fracking

The frackers and Fracking are remaking the world, but thanks to Kemper and its proponents, Mississippi may be on the wrong side of this world-changing technology. By Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. | March 31, 2015 6:52 p.m. ET | www.wsj.com Photo Credit: An oil field over California’s Monterey Shale formation. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images If not for fracking, oil […]

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The Big Lie

Apparently Mississippi Power Company thinks it will put lipstick on its Kemper pig. Kemper is the company’s runaway experiment to turn lignite into a substitute for natural gas to make electricity. Kelley Williams, Chair Bigger Pie Forum,  March 12, 2015 Will A Big Lie work here?   Apparently Mississippi Power Company thinks it will put lipstick on […]

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