JACKSON — A group of Mississippi energy, business, community and academic leaders have announced the formation of Advance Mississippi, a coalition dedicated to identifying and promoting energy policy that will benefit and advance Mississippi’s economy.
To support the coalition’s launch and underscore the urgent importance of educating key stakeholders about Mississippi’s energy needs and the economic opportunities that depend on a reliable supply of energy, Advance Mississippi also released its first issue brief. Titled “Keeping Mississippi Powered: A Snapshot of Mississippi’s Growing Demand for Electricity,” it provides data and analysis about Mississippi’s changing energy situation.
Glenn McCullough Jr., the former chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority who also served as the Mayor of Tupelo, is Advance Mississippi’s chairman. “Now is a time of unprecedented change in how Mississippi obtains and uses energy. Advance Mississippi will address these issues to ensure the state has superior and continually improving energy policy,” said McCullough.
“Mississippi is blessed with rich energy resources. We also face rapidly growing energy demands that must be met with smart, effective energy policy that will enable economic growth. Advance Mississippi will operate at the nexus of these issues to educate state leaders, the media and the public about key energy solutions, and promote ideas that are in the best interests of Mississippians,” said McCullough.