Kemper County IGCC Power Plant

KEMPER: RIGHT THE WRONGS

The PSC knowingly treating Kemper lignite gasification investment, operating and maintenance costs as a utility rather than the fuel factory they are, allowed Mississippi Power Co. (MPC) to play Three-Card Monte with customers as their mark.

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Turtles all the way down

Kemper: Turtles all the way down.

Kemper’s fantasy is that worthless lignite can be turned into a syn gas substitute for natural gas in an experimental plant and burned in a slightly modified conventional natural gas plant to produce electricity cheaper than from natural gas. Kelley Williams,  Chair Bigger Pie Forum,  August 27, 2014 A myth is a widely held false […]

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Natural Gas and the Cold Snap

Wonder what this cold weather is doing to the cost of heating across the nation?Fortunately, the fracking boom is helping to keep the lid on natural gas prices. Wonder what this cold weather is doing to the cost of heating across the nation? Fortunately, the fracking boom is helping to keep the lid on natural […]

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The Locomotion of Change

What’s one changeless characteristic of the economy? It keeps changing.Take the natural gas boom and discovery of increased domestic oil and natural gas reserves thanks to the innovation of fracking. In general, this is a positive change in that it lowers the cost of energy, decreases dependence on foreign oil, and creates cleaner fuel emissions. […]

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