Fire Explosion

Could the Kemper plant explode?

There are good reasons to be concerned that the Kemper County Lignite Plant under con-struction by Mississippi Power could explode if started up. So, will it ever start up? Probably not. Here’s why. Kelley Williams | Chair, Bigger Pie Forum | www.biggerpieforum.org | October 7, 2014 There are good reasons to be concerned that the […]

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Emmerich Wyatt

The Kemper dilemma – Editorial by Wyatt Emmerich

One has to start wondering whether Mississippi Power Company will ever generate a kilowatt of electricity from coal gasification. One has to start wondering whether Mississippi Power Company will ever generate a kilowatt of electricity from coal gasification. Last week, the utility’s parent company announced yet another cost overrun and further delays at its experimental […]

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Waist Deep in the Big Muddy

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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Kemper County's Clean Coal Power Plant

Hearing Delayed on Mississippi Power Kemper Costs

Upcoming hearings on whether Mississippi Power Co. should be able to get customers to pay for its Kemper County power plant have been postponed. JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Upcoming hearings on whether Mississippi Power Co. should be able to get customers to pay for its Kemper County power plant have been postponed. #The Mississippi Public […]

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Bigger Pie Video: The Faces of Kemper

Gulf Coast residents weigh in on electric bill increases that will fund Mississippi Power’s Kemper County clean coal plant. Gulf Coast residents weigh in on electric bill increases that will fund Mississippi Power’s Kemper County clean coal plant. Upcoming electricity bill increases due to Mississippi Power Company’s $4-billion clean coal plant under construction in Kemper […]

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