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Mississippi's Public Service Commission Needs Reforming, Not Expanding

by BPF Published March 10, 2020 The Mississippi Public Service Commission could have new law enforcement agents if a bill in the legislature becomes law. Does the PSC really need these policing services? In 2013, the PSC looked a $7.5 billion dollar boondoggle straight in the eyes…and blinked.  Enough is enough!

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The Kemper County power plant in Mississippi.

A Model for ‘Clean Coal’ Runs Off the Tracks

A Mississippi project, a centerpiece of President Obama’s climate plan, has been plagued by problems that managers tried to conceal, and by cost overruns and questions of who will pay.

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Utility Rate Comparison

Mississippi’s Kemper Project in three charts

The Kemper Project is a controversial clean coal power plant that’s designed to convert lignite coal mined on site into a natural gas-like substance called synthesis gas to fuel its electricity-generating turbines.

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Kemper: As We've Been Saying

Kemper: as we’ve been saying….

We challenged conventional wisdom and established authority and suffered the consequences (destroy the heretic) – but have been vindicated.

Kemper timeline from start to finish.

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The Kemper combined cycle plant

Mississippi Power comes clean. Not.

Southern buried the investigation in the last paragraph on page 25 of its 303 page 10Q quarterly report filed Thursday May 5. But Bloomberg and other news services found it anyway.

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Fuel Prices used in 2009 Kemper Business Case (Certification Filing)

Click here to view Bigger Pie – MPC Fuel Prices for Kemper.

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Timeline of events surrounding Kemper cost projections – CONDENSED

Click here to very the “Kemper Costs Analysis Simplified Timeline” in its entirety.

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