MEC tells part of the MISO story. See “The untold Entergy story” for the rest of the story.
Recently Entergy Mississippi’s VP Public Relations said in a letter to the editor that I had “… conveniently missed one of the biggest stories in Mississippi electric utility history.”…well…Here’s the “rest of the story.”
There were thousands of college commencement speeches around the country this year for the Class of 2015. But there was one missing — one very truthful, funny and witty speech that graduates should’ve heard, but didn’t. Well, here it is, spoken by George Will, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist at the Washington Post.
Mississippi Power ‘s Kemper Project integrated gasification power plant is likely the most controversial energy project in state history.
“It’s noble to be good, and it’s nobler to teach others to be good and less trouble.” Mark Twain’s words might be rephrased as: “It’s better and easier to do good in someone else’s neighborhood.”
Here’s a damaging fact and an alarming heads up. The 5,888 jobs lost in Mississippi Power’s service area following the 18% rate increase are just the beginning. Bigger rate increases are coming if customers pay for Kemper’s
“The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects gas prices to rise to $4.88 in real terms by 2020, and $7.85 by 2040.” (Kemper’s $21 fuel gas from lignite not looking too good.)
State Sen. Will Longwitz, R-Madison — who represents an area of northeast Jackson with several of the houses — has called for the MDMH to terminate the federal grant and find another contractor to perform recovery services for addicts.
If the experience with the nation’s oldest integrated coal gasification power plant is any guide, Mississippi Power has a steep learning curve ahead as it tries to bring its troubled Kemper Project power plant into operation. By Steve Wilson / March 20, 2015 / www.mississippiwatchdog.org Photo Credit: The Southern Company If the experience with the […]
The Mississippi Legislature is choosing sides in the fight between Mississippi’s Attorney General and Public Service Commission. The fight is over $600 million of over-charges by Entergy Mississippi to its customers for high cost electricity from its sister companies in other states.
The Mississippi Legislature is halfway through its 90-day session. Here are some bills that are still alive. These bills have passed the House (if they start with HB) or the Senate (if they start with SB). They now go to the other house for consideration.
So you want to bet against the Mississippi River?
Mississippi’s individual legislators have no staff and are dependent on an army of lobbyists to inform them about particular bills and appropriations.
Guess what the world’s most populous country will be in four years? What will the world’s third largest economy be in 11 years? Third largest military in the world today? The answer to all these is India.
Take advice from medical nannies with a heathy grain of unhealthy salt.
The tax code should be greatly simplified to only fund essential government services while eliminating the market-distorting incentives that favor the connected. Anything further is costlier to taxpayers in the end.
That’s the subject of a recent article in The Advocate of Baton Rouge and also a similar recent article in The Times Picayune of New Orleans. It’s also something we have been talking about and testifying about before the Mississippi River Commission for the last two years.
Albert Einstein ~ Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. This quote applies to the Mississippi Public Service Commission and the Mississippi Legislature. They haven’t changed in response to the Kemper lignite plant fiasco.
An Unlikely Trust is a great read for history buffs and it also provides valuable context for our current economy that is wrestling with monopolistic behavior by tech titans such as Google, Facebook and Amazon.