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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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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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Natural Gas

KEMPER LIGNITE GASIFIER: DOOMED AT CONCEPTION, NOT USEFUL

It is time for the PSC to acknowledge the naked facts and Rule the lignite portions of Kemper Not Useful.

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Regulators Gotta Regulate

Regulators gotta regulate 

The PSC has not been useful. It does not deserve customers’ trust. Or the publics’. Or the legislatures’. It does not deserve more responsibility. Can the new Chairman and commissioners restore trust?

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Kemper IGCC Plant

KEMPER PLANT DELAYED AGAIN, COSTS RISING

Mississippi Power says it’s pushing back the start date another month the controversial Kemper County Energy Facility. As MPB’s Mark Rigsby reports, estimated costs for the nearly $7 billion plant continue to increase.

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Kemper County integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant

Kemper Gasifier: SLOW AGONY, SURE DEATH

The Kemper clean lignite project is a cancer in Mississippi’s economy. It must be treated quickly if Southeast Mississippi’s economy is to avoid an agonizing death spiral.

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