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.”
While energy research is important, there are some experiments that the federal government needs to stop funding.
It is time for the PSC to acknowledge the naked facts and Rule the lignite portions of Kemper Not Useful.
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?
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.
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.