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A Conversation Starter for Changing Mississippi’s Regulation of Utilities

A Conversation Starter for Changing Mississippi’s Regulation of Utilities

Bigger Pie Forum commissioned a study of the structure of PSCs around the country. Among its many discoveries, the study found that Mississippi’s arrangement, which has an investigative staff that is a separate entity from the PSC, is unique among the states.

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A Bigger Pie View – Southern Company Blues

This piece from Seeking Alpha is designed to be the “chicken soup for the soul” for potential Southern Company investors.  The piece says that the utility presently has the “blues” with billions in cost overruns for the Kemper Project coal gasification power plant…

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Mississippi Power's Kemper clean coal power plant - It's a Clinker!

A Bigger Pie View – IT’S A CLINKER!

Mississippi Power is solving problems at its Kemper clean coal power plant only for new ones to appear.

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Engineers and Managers are Abandoning the Kemper IGCC Project

Engineers and Managers Are Abandoning the Kemper Project

Abandon ship! Abandon ship! Will Southern’s CEO Tom Fanning go down with the ship? He commanded Kemper’s boondoggle to work. It hasn’t anyway. King Canute commanded the tide not to come in. It did anyway. Two egomaniacs? No. Just one. King Canute knew better.

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Southern suspends work on proposed Georgia nuclear plant

Southern Company is struggling to complete two nuclear plants under construction. So it pulls the plug on a planned new nuclear plant. It’s struggling with the Kemper “clean coal plant” too. No announcement yet about all its touted future “Kempers.”

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The Kemper Clean County Project delayed again.

A Bigger Pie View: Federal government needs to dry up clean coal grants

While energy research is important, there are some experiments that the federal government needs to stop funding.

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